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Metal dectectors hunt for and find Long Island’s lost treasures

by Luke Higgins
Michael McMeekin enjoys digging up the past. In fact, he’s spent more than 40 years doing so. McMeekin does his digging at Long Island beaches and parks, often for the benefit of others. The 65-year-old Hicksville resident is a member…

SO METAL: The world of metal detecting is changing.

by Luke Higgins
The hunger for lost treasure never gets old. The combination of updated equipment, satellite mapping technology, and YouTube has given metal-detecting a boost as a 21st-Century hobby. If you grew up in the ’70s and ’80s, you probably remember when metal detectors…

Modern treasure hunters swelling in ranks

by Dave Sadler
THE lure of buried treasure is taking a grip across Tasmania. The hobby of metal ­detecting is becoming more popular and enthusiasts have noticed a swelling in their ranks — along with a rise in fascinating finds. While beaches are a common site for modern-day treasure, such…

Mystery surrounds discovery of holes in the West End of Newcastle

by Dave Sadler
People in a part of Newcastle’s West End think it might have become the unlikely destination for treasure hunters. Metal detector users is one theory being put forward as locals try to get to the bottom of the mysterious appearance of a…

Hoard of 2,000-year-old coins found in field is “very rare indeed”

by Dave Sadler
Gloucestershire County Council says a hoard of 2,000-year-old silver coins found in a field is “very rare indeed”. The authority had not commented on the discovery of the Roman coins after they were found off the A40 near Gloucester…

THE CELTIC CONQUEST OF MACEDONIA AND THRACE (280/279 BC)

by Dave Sadler
Until recently our knowledge of the events surrounding the Celtic migration into southeastern Europe at the beginning of the 3rd century BC has relied exclusively on Greek and Roman ‘histories’, with little or no reference to modern archaeological evidence…

Hidden treasures discovered in Warwickshire revealed

by Dave Sadler
WARWICKSHIRE was for a long time seen as an archaeological backwater. But volunteer treasure hunters have been proving much lies buried beneath the county’s soil. Metal detector users in Warwickshire have been contributing since 1997 to the Portable Antiquities…

The Detectorists makes the Radio Times top 20 shows of 2017 list

by Dave Sadler
  The Radio Times have published the top 20 shows of 2017. A superb showing by our favourite show - The Detectorists  came in at a 8th place, magnificent for a BBC4 broadcast. And here's the review, with some additional readers letters.…

Lorry driver, 30, is stunned after digging up a medieval bishop’s 20-carat gold ring worth £10,000 in a Yorkshire field

by Dave Sadler
The 20-carat gold ring is engraved with St George and features floral emblems It is thought to have once belonged to a bishop and is worth…
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