Mystery over African coins in Australia

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Puzzle over Africa coins sheds some light on Aboriginal Rock Art
China Post, 23 August 2013

Solving the mystery of how 900-year-old African coins ended up in remote Australia could not only recast the history of foreign contaxt Down Under, but shed light on Aboriginal rock art.

How the ancient Kilwa coins, believed to date from about A.D. 1100, came to be discovered on the Wessels Islands off the Northern Terriory in 1944 has long posed questions about foreign visits to far off Australian shores.

Source: Puzzle over Africa coins sheds some light on Aboriginal Rock Art | China Post