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Where Is The Grave Of Queen Boudica?

by Dave Sadler
Boudicca, queen of Iceni people who lived in modern day Norfolk, led her tribe in about 60 AD, in a revolt against the Roman rulers of Britain. Initially successful – destroying the cities of London, Colchester and St Albans – the Iceni people were finally defeated in a battle somewhere to the north-west…

Mysterious Iron Age find unearthed in the Peak District offered at Hansons

by Dave Sadler
The Iron Age object is known as a horn cap and dates from between 300BC-43AD. It comprises two copper-alloy discs, both with central apertures which would have been connected by a waisted column. “Around 20 examples…

Historians Claim ‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Historically Inaccurate In Samwell Tarly’s Library Scenes

by Dave Sadler
The penultimate season of Game of Thrones is here, zooming fast towards a climactic ending (so just a few more years, guys!). While that makes plenty of people sad, it makes…

Items Recovered from Wreck of Elgin’s Ship off Kythira

by Dave Sadler
Chess pawns, combs and a toothbrush are some of the new findings brought to light by the underwater excavation of the wreck of the ship “Mentor” that sank off the island of Kythira in 1802. The excavation that continues for the fifth year by the Greek…

Leeds metal detectorist spends two decades unearthing historical treasure

by Dave Sadler
Each time his metal detector beeps, Michael Smith digs and digs in the hope of unearthing another piece of our county's history. From coins and brooches to medieval belts, his finds have made their way into museum…

Chaco Canyon’s Piedra del Sol Petroglyph Depicts Ancient Total Eclipse Visible In The Year 1097

by Dave Sadler
There are many fascinating ancient petroglyphs in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Among them is one that researchers think represent an ancient total eclipse seen by people on July…

Finding a gold ring by John Ward.

by Dave Sadler
Metal detecting to me is amazing, It does give you a buzz when you find something good. I use the XP Deus on the Deep program and Sid's program I tweak both to suit me and the ground conditions and normally have my kil0hertz quite low 4 to 7 and sensitivity around the 95 . I found the my gold ring…

Rosetta Stone: Key to Ancient Egyptian Writing

by Dave Sadler
The "Rosetta Stone" — which was discovered in mid-July 1799 during construction of a fort by a French military expedition at the town of Rashid (ancient Rosetta) — contains text written in Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic (a written script used by the Egyptians between…

Young man finds 4,000-year-old dagger by accident

by Dave Sadler
Dávid, freshly graduated from Hlohovec, saw an unusual metal object sticking out of the ground during a grill party near the Váh river. He contacted preservationists in Trnava and they recognized the dagger on a stick from the older Bronze Age, almost 4,000-year-old.…

20 Years of Time Team: Tony Robinson shares his favourite finds

by Luke Higgins
TONY ROBINSON’S FAVOURITE FINDS 1. Anglo-Saxon cemetery, Northamptonshire “A chap was digging a pond for his carp in the garden behind his terraced house in the small town of Raunds, when he unearthed remains of an Anglo-Saxon body.…
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