Professor investigates rumor, finds priceless coin trove

March 12, 2015 1:59 PM

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Professor investigates rumor, finds priceless coin trove

In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the swashbuckling professor tells his students that "70% of all archaeology is done in the library"—but at the University at Buffalo, it turned out to be 100% for assistant classics professor Philip Kiernan.

He followed up on a rumor about a trove of coins in the university archives and uncovered a priceless collection of dozens of ancient Greek and Roman coins, the university says in a press release.

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