The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

The Goldsmith’s tomb of Sai.

by Dave Sadler
in Munich Egyptologist Julia Budka is studying the impact of intercultural contacts in Ancient Egypt. Her excavations in Sudan have uncovered a tomb dating to around 1450 BC on the island of Sai in the Nile. A previously unknown tomb, some 3400 years old, has recently been uncovered on the island…

There could be £200 million of gold, silver and other metals under this Welsh mountain

by Dave Sadler
A mountain in Wales could be worth £210m. This is according to a new report into the value of mineral deposits - including gold and silver. The scoping study was commissioned by the mountain's owner, Anglesey Mining, which…

Minelab’s new patent. A detector with magnetic field

by Dave Sadler
Minelab has concluded the registration of a patent in which a metal detector with magnetic field generator is described. The patent promises a revolution in the field of metal detector discrimination. So let’s wait for the new product 2018, shall we? Continue…

A genuinely disturbing place’: England’s spookiest Historical sites

by Luke Higgins
Beneath Dover Castle, an imposing Gothic bulk atop the chalk hills of the English port, is a labyrinth of tunnels. Dug in the 18th century for troops garrisoned there as a first line of defence against revolutionary…

Shackled skeletons in mass grave could be rebel army that tried to take Athens 2,600 years ago

by Dave Sadler
Eighty skeletons found shackled in a mass grave near Athens last year could be the remains of Cylon's followers. The Athenian nobleman was the first recorded winner of…

VIDEO: ‘Oh my God!’ Moment army geeks find gold bars worth £2M inside Iraqi tank bought on ebay

by Luke Higgins
Nick Mead and Todd Chamberlain expected to find old guns when they rummaged around the diesel container of the military vehicle they purchased on eBay. Mr Mead,…

WW1: How Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien went from North Staffordshire to the Somme

by Dave Sadler
The novelist J.R.R. Tolkien was better known as Second Lieutenant Ronald Tolkien when he first arrived in North Staffordshire for musketry training at Newcastle. Richard Ault investigates Tolkien's war and…

Oak Island treasure hunter on a mysterious quest for Royal gold

by Luke Higgins
A TV treasure hunter from Lincolnshire is on a quest to find Royal jewels lost in the muds of The Wash 800 years ago. Professional metal detectorist Gary Drayton hopes to finally discover King John’s crown jewels which disappeared in 1216…

Palaeolithic Flints From Submerged Landscapes

by Dave Sadler
The Marine Aggregate Industry Archaeological Protocol encourages the reporting and recording of maritime archaeological finds discovered by the aggregate industry during dredging works. The discoveries that come to light form a database of maritime archaeological finds…

UK woman hires diver to fly to Majorca and rescue heirloom ring she lost while on holiday

by Luke Higgins
A distraught holidaymaker who lost her precious diamond ring in the Mediterranean wept tears of joy after a metal detecting diver found it six days later. Katie Patterson, 24, was devastated when her…
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