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Medieval gold ring goes on show

A medieval gold ring found by a metal detecting enthusiast has gone on display for the first time. The 15th Century ring, decorated with images of the five wounds of Christ, was found in Durham City in 2014 and declared as treasure. It has now been bought by Durham University’s Museum of Archaeology and has…

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Bronze Age Gold Unearthed in Denmark

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK—Some 2,000 spirals made of gold have been unearthed in a field in south-western Zealand, where four gold rings and six gold bowls have been found in the past. The spirals date to the Bronze Age, between 900 and 700 B.C. “Maybe the spirals were fastened to the threads lining a hat or parasol.…

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500 Years Old Gold Ring Found in Shropshire

Ring found in Bridgnorth reveals a wealth of facts. A ring and hook thought to be more than 500 years old were found in Shropshire, an inquest heard. An expert from the British Museum said the two items found in Bridgnorth, which would have been owned by “high-status people”, showed the wealth of some folk in…

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…

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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,…