Coin dating from Ottoman Pashalik, unearthed in centre of Timisoara

Archaeologists unearthed on Tuesday, from the archeological site opened in Sfantul Gheorghe [Saint George] Square in Timisoara, a coin dating from the times of the Ottoman Pashalik, with the researchers expecting to discover more such coins there, Agerpres reports. ‘We find new things every day. Since the opening of the site [two weeks ago], we have found 21 skeletons, most of them child ones [which are part of a Turkish necropolis], all buried with the head eastward, the Jesuit church has been completely uncovered, plus some ruins adjacent to this foundation [dating from 1200 to 1300],’ Archaeologist Professor Florin Drasovean PhD said. The 2006 archaeological excavations found the following items: a very well-preserved pair of leather boots, a revolver, 300 coins, a skull that appears to have belonged to a person killed by a bullet, skeletons of ‘black priests’ (the Misericordian monks from the 18th century had that name) and some household items.

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