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Oct 13

Coins found suggest Australia was discovered SIX CENTURIES before Captain Cook arrived on the island | Mail Online

Five copper coins found in northern Australia could rewrite the country's history.

The coins are thought to date back as early as the 900s and are believed to have originated in Africa.

Written history of Australia only dates back to 1606, when Dutch explorers landed in the region, and researchers from Indiana University want to find out how the thousand-year-old copper coins ended up on the other side of the Indian Ocean six centuries earlier.

via Coins found suggest Australia was discovered SIX CENTURIES before Captain Cook arrived on the island | Mail Online.