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Incredible treasures found in construction sites

Lovemoney Logo By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Slide 2 of 29: This Roman drinking vessel was part of the so-called Hildesheim Treasure discovered by Prussian soldiers when they were expanding their shooting range at Hildesheim Galgenberg, in what is now Germany, back in 1868. The trove consisted of more than 70 silver items for eating and drinking, and is thought to date back to the reign of Emperor Augustus, around the birth of Christ. One of the drinking vessels was recently identified as having belonged to a high-ranking military official called Bochus. 

Hildesheim Treasure

This Roman drinking vessel was part of the so-called Hildesheim Treasure discovered by Prussian soldiers when they were expanding their shooting range at Hildesheim Galgenberg, in what is now Germany, back in 1868. The trove consisted of more than 70 silver items for eating and drinking, and is thought to date back to the reign of Emperor Augustus, around the birth of Christ. One of the drinking vessels was recently identified as having belonged to a high-ranking military official called Bochus. 

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