It's always fun when something we're studying in history comes up in the news. (I realize there are problems with that statement but just ignore them.) We're currently in the era of the Roman Empire, so I was delighted to see this story hit the internet today:
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (Nov. 13) - A hobbyist with a metal detector struck both gold and silver when he uncovered an important cache of ancient Celtic coins in a cornfield in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht."It's exciting, like a little boy's dream," Paul Curfs, 47, said Thursday after the spectacular find was made public.
Archaeologists say the trove of 39 gold and 70 silver coins was minted in the middle of the first century B.C. as the future Roman ruler Julius Caesar led a campaign against Celtic tribes in the area.
Read the details (to your kids!) here.