Friday, September 25, 2009

Unemployed amateur metal detector finds the biggest gold treasure in UK

My friend Ev just sent this link (thanks Ev!) for NY Times: "LONDON (AP) -- It's an unprecedented find that could revolutionize ideas about medieval England's Germanic rulers: An amateur treasure-hunter searching a farmer's field with a metal detector unearthed a huge collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver artifacts."

See here for detailed information and good photographs:
The Staffordshire Hoard official website

The whole NYTims story here 24/09/09 but requires signing in (free)
Sorry re. a complicated link, it worked automatically on the first, second and third try.

Terry Herbert showing off pieces of the hoard he found in Western England two months ago.

Photo © David Jones / Press Association via Associated Press

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