Finding Buried Treasure (in the Library)

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Librarians at the University of Buffalo have discovered priceless Greek and Roman coins—but they weren’t digging in the ground to find the artifacts. The coins were already in the library’s own collection. NPR reports that the coins, donated by Thomas B. Lockwood in 1935, will now be restored.


Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →