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    <p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Lockdown has forced many of us to adapt our hobbies so they can be enjoyed at home.

    Unfortunately, for treasure hunters this means digging up their own gardens.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>But the rewards appear to have made it all worthwhile. According to the experts, a treasure trove of artefacts has now been unearthed by metal detectors that may never have been found otherwise.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Objects discovered over the past few months include a post-medieval, snake-form belt hook in a Herefordshire garden and 온라인카지노 a medieval silver coin in Stoke.</p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Lockdown has forced many of us to adapt our hobbies so they can be enjoyed at home. Unfortunately, for treasure hunters this means digging up their own gardens [File photo] </div> <noscript> Lockdown has forced many of us to adapt our hobbies so they can be enjoyed at home. Unfortunately, for treasure hunters this means digging up their own gardens [File photo] </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Lockdown has forced many of us to adapt our hobbies so they can be enjoyed at home.

    Unfortunately, 007카지노 for treasure hunters this means digging up their own gardens [File photo]</p></div><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> This sandstone rock with Ogham script etched into it is just one of the items found in a back garden doing lockdown </div> <noscript> This sandstone rock with Ogham script etched into it is just one of the items found in a back garden doing lockdown </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>This sandstone rock with Ogham script etched into it is just one of the items found in a back garden doing lockdown</p></div><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> A quern used to grind grain in the Neolithic or Bronze Age period was dug up near Bradford, while an arrowhead from a similar period was found in Chithurst, West Sussex </div> <noscript> A quern used to grind grain in the Neolithic or Bronze Age period was dug up near Bradford, while an arrowhead from a similar period was found in Chithurst, West Sussex </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>A quern used to grind grain in the Neolithic or Bronze Age period was dug up near Bradford, while an arrowhead from a similar period was found in Chithurst, West Sussex</p></div><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> A medieval ring is seen above. Michael Lewis, head of portable antiquities and treasure at the British Museum, urged amateur archaeologists to get in touch so experts could analyse their finds </div> <noscript> A medieval ring is seen above. Michael Lewis, head of portable antiquities and treasure at the British Museum, urged amateur archaeologists to get in touch so experts could analyse their finds </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>A medieval ring is seen above. Michael Lewis, head of portable antiquities and treasure at the British Museum, urged amateur archaeologists to get in touch so experts could analyse their finds</p></div><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Find: A medieval ring. According to the experts, a treasure trove of artefacts has now been unearthed by metal detectors that may never have been found otherwise </div> <noscript> Find: A medieval ring. According to the experts, a treasure trove of artefacts has now been unearthed by metal detectors that may never have been found otherwise </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Find: A medieval ring. According to the experts, a treasure trove of artefacts has now been unearthed by metal detectors that may never have been found otherwise</p></div><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Coins are pictured above from the Hackney Hoard, consisting of 80 US 'Double Eagle' $20 coins which were found in a jam jar in a garden in 2007 </div> <noscript> Coins are pictured above from the Hackney Hoard, consisting of 80 US 'Double Eagle' $20 coins which were found in a jam jar in a garden in 2007 </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Coins are pictured above from the Hackney Hoard, consisting of 80 US ‘Double Eagle’ $20 coins which were found in a jam jar in a garden in 2007</p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>A rock with script, thought to date from the 4th century, was found in a back yard in Coventry, according to officials from the Government’s Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS).</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Eight fragments of Roman grey ware pottery were unearthed in Wymeswold, Leicestershire. </p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>And a quern used to grind grain in the Neolithic or Bronze Age period was dug up near Bradford, while an arrowhead from a similar period was found in Chithurst, West Sussex.</p><div><div data-track-module=”am-related_carousel^related_carousel” data-track-selector=”.rotator-panels a:not([class*=external])” data-dm-rotator-rotate=”false” data-track-pos=”static” data-preferred-shared-network-enabled=”” data-dm-rotator-auto-init=”” id=”p-28″ class=”related-carousel with-fb-or-tw news half” data-dm-rotator-active-class=”active” data-dm-rotator-page-count=”1.0″ data-dm-social-article-auto-init=”” data-dm-rotator-page-size=”1″> <div class=”rotator bdrcc”> <div class=”rotator-title”> <h2>RELATED ARTICLES</h2> <ul class=”rotator-pages link-xocc”> <li class=”rotator-prev”>Previous

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    </div> </div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Peter Reavill, from PAS, said fossils found in flowerbeds had been sent to his museum in Shropshire.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>‘With so many people spending so much more time in their gardens, there have been some really interesting finds,’ he said.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>‘I’ve seen some tobacco pipes, some pieces of pottery and even prehistoric flint tools found in people’s gardens.'</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Michael Lewis, head of portable antiquities and treasure at the British Museum, urged amateur archaeologists to get in touch so experts could analyse their finds.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>He said: ‘Often people don’t realise the archaeological significance of what they find.'</p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Arrowheads are seen above. </div> <noscript> Arrowheads are seen above. </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Arrowheads are seen above. </p></div></div>

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