The Archaeology and Metal Detecting Magazine

Egyptian ministry staff face trial over theft from Giza Pyramids

by Dave Sadler
The 12 former ministry employees are accused of helping two German archaeologists steal samples from King Khufu's tomb and other restricted locations Continue reading - Egyptian ministry staff face trial over theft from Giza Pyramids

Historic fort walls discovered intact in Portlaoise hotel

by Dave Sadler
The first electronic survey of the 16th century garrison walls in Portlaoise has found it largely intact, with sections forming walls of many modern buildings and yards in the town centre. Portlaoise the capital town of county Laois was founded…

Dutch ship which sank on Goodwin Sands in 1740 to be partially excavated in Kent this summer

by Dave Sadler
From July to October this year, an international team based in Ramsgate will map the wreck and secure archaeological material for future generations. A ship which sank on the Goodwin Sands almost 300…

Why do we call Newcastle the Toon? How the answer is rooted in 1,500 years of history

by Dave Sadler
Why do we call Newcastle the Toon? The answer to the question may seem obvious: we call our town the Toon because that’s how Geordies pronounce the word. Continue reading - Why do we call Newcastle the Toon? How the…

Digital app brings to life one of Scotland’s key prehistoric settlement sites

by Dave Sadler
A new online digital resource has been launched to bring to life one of Scotland’s most important prehistoric settlement landscapes. Continue reading - Digital app brings to life one of Scotland’s key…

First world war training tunnels and trenches discovered in Wiltshire

by Dave Sadler
A vast battlefield landscape of tunnels and trenches dug to train troops for the first world war has been discovered on army land being cleared for housing. Archaeologists who worked on the site at Larkhill, in Wiltshire, said…

Treasure trove of bronze and copper reveals incredible speed of flash Inca invasion

by Dave Sadler
Around 1450 CE, the Incas attacked so fast that many of the Colla people of the hill fort of Ayawiri in Peru didn't have time to take their valuables with them as they abandoned their homes. Putting…

You wait ages to find one hoard of gold coins…

by Luke Higgins
Article from back in 2010 detailing the incredible finds od Dave Crisp. For 22 years, Dave Crisp had tramped out every week with his metal detector slung across his shoulder in the hope of finding a hoard of buried treasure that he promised his wife he would one day bring…

British Sleuths Find Buried Treasure

by Luke Higgins
                      Metal detecting is a popular hobby in Britain, with clubs across the country. In the past year, detectorists, as they are called in Britain, have made big finds, valuable both in financial and archaeological…

Remains thought to be from city’s first structure

by Dave Sadler
A 2011 discovery of what is believed to be the burned remains of a prehistoric hut — possibly the oldest structure in San Antonio — could change the way historians view the lifestyle of early human inhabitants of the area before the 16th century arrival of Spanish…
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