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When hidden treasure is just a Stone’s throw away

by Luke Higgins
Metal detecting will, for some people, always be viewed as the beach equivalent of trainspotting or twitching; an activity associated with social misfits. But joining enthusiasts to uncover hidden treasure could mean potentially profiting from long summer days (or,…

What you can find Mudlarking on the Thames Foreshore in London

by Luke Higgins
A few years ago, a worldly friend who’s always in the know posted something to her Facebook wall that went something like this: Mudlarking on the Thames is the best way to spend a Sunday morning in London. She had me at “mudlarking”—I had…

BBC VIDEO What do treasures reveal about Wales’ past?

by Luke Higgins
                        Treasure discoveries are on the increase in Wales with the growing popularity of metal detecting helping to boost important historical finds. So, what are some of the most significant…

In 2015 a Haul of 3rd century AD silver-coated currency weighing a staggering 1,300lbs

by Luke Higgins
                        Workers laying pipes in a southern Spanish park have unearthed a 1,300lbs (600kg) trove of Roman coins in what…

Hunt is on for York’s lost amphitheatre

by Dave Sadler
HUNDREDS of people - from primary school pupils to pensioners - flocked to the city centre on Saturday to help in the hunt for York’s lost amphitheatre. Top archaeologists, including Time Team’s Stewart Ainsworth and the University of York’s Tim Sutherland, gathered in the gardens…

Treasure hunters: watching the detectors

by Luke Higgins
                  It's a crisp, sunny day and retired church minister Peter Twinn is out with his metal detector unearthing evidence of Roman occupation beneath the bare fields of South Gloucestershire. "Over there is the Roman temple…

10 Metal Detector Discoveries That Will Truly Amaze You

by Luke Higgins
                            The thought of discovering something valuable or history-changing is the dream of all metal detectorists (and probably most of us too!) The ground is filled…

Archaeologists Uncover 1,700-year Old Roman Villa With Stunning Mosaics in Libya

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists have unearthed statues, elaborate mosaics and other treasures in a 1,700-year old villa in Ptolemais, a key trading port for the ancient Romans on the Libyan coast. The artifacts and a hoard…

Romans introduced the rabbit

by Luke Higgins
My wife Laura is rabbit crazy. We have three of them named 'Rooby Roo' , 'Jasper' and the ring leader is called 'Hare Brained Schemes' they share our lounge much to the dismay of our dog Buster. Chewed skirting boards , chewed carpets and the other favourite thing to chew is electrical wires. TV's not…

Fresh Finds at Rome’s Ancient Catacombs

by Dave Sadler
Restorers on Tuesday put the finishing touches on a seven-year restoration of two underground burial rooms at the Catacombs of Domitilla, which revealed long-hidden frescoes commissioned some 1600 years ago by the city’s bakers. “We finished working on one cycle practically…
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