Tudor Treasure hoard in Thames

Tudor treasure hoard found in Thames

Tudor gold found in the river Thames: Tiny haul of delicately crafted 16th century beads, studs and aglets discovered by mudlarks who scour the shore. Treasure hunters searching the banks of the Thames have unearthed a tiny trove of Tudor gold. The pieces include delicately crafted beads, studs and aglets – metal tips for laces…

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Norfolk – The Best Spot For Finding Treasure

Research by the BBC has revealed Norfolk as the best spot for treasure hunters. But is everything as it seems? Of all the treasures found in the ground, fewer than 5% are discovered by professional archaeologists. More than 90% are unearthed by amateur treasure hunters armed with metal detectors – devices originally devised for hunting…

antient egyptian seal in charity shop

Ancient Egyptian seal in a charity shop.

Now That’s a bargain! Ancient Egyptian seal believed to show Ramesses the Great is discovered in a charity shop costing £12. Archaeologist James Balme has come across an ancient Egyptian seal that could be more than 3,000 years old, among people’s discarded junk while trawling the website of a charity shop in Hertfordshire. He paid just…

metal detectorist unearthed ira guns

Teenage detectorist discovers IRA guns

A teenage treasure hunter found more than he bargained for after discovering a massive stash of deadly weapons. James Cork was out with his metal detector searching for bits of old scrap when he snagged a haul quite like any other – a suspected IRA weapons dump. James, 16, was taking part in magnet fishing,…

Sussex fishermen turned treasure hunters

Published by The Argus, written by Neil Vowles, Monday April 9th 2012 “Fishermen could find a new profession as treasure hunters. English Heritage is launching a year-long pilot scheme in Sussex this month in an attempt to create an ordered log of historical finds uncovered by the fishing community. The heritage group is working with…

Gold Coast Treasure Hunters relish the find

Published by VCStar, by Alicia Doyle, Friday 6th January, 2012 “The first time Steve Baird went treasure hunting with a metal detector, he found less than $1 in coins. “But I was hooked,” recalled Baird, 44, of Simi Valley, whose first detector was a Whites 6000DI.” – Taken from Article                …