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23-Dec-2013

20 years of Trier Gold Hoard Find

This year the Rhenish State Museum in Trier is celebrating 20 years since the unearthing of the world's biggest hoard of Roman gold coins with an exhibition – 'A Golden Age' – that continues until 27 April 2014. The hoard had remained hidden for around 1,800 years before it was discovered in 1993, causing a sensation in archaeological circles. It contains a total of 2,650 coins and weighs in at an impressive 18.5 kilograms.

Trier was founded in 16 BC, making it Germany's oldest town. Many impressive examples of the Roman legacy can still be seen today, and these Roman monuments, along with the cathedral and the Church of Our Lady, have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.