Hambantota excavations yield ancient coins

Hambantota excavations yield ancient coins

Hambantota excavations yield ancient coins

Written by Staff Writer

04 Oct, 2014 | 1:33 pm

Two hundred and eighty one (281) ancient copper coins have been found during the maintenance of the Bandagiriya road in Hambantota.

The Department of Archaeology said that they have not ascertained the era to which the coins belong. The department said they will be able to get an idea on the exact time frame following laboratory tests.

The coins have been found five hundred meters from an ancient temple in Bandagiriya.

The Department of Archaeology has decided to carry out further excavations to search for other artifacts in the said location.

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