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Treasure hunter strikes gold to find ring belonging to wealthy 17th-century money lender

A gold ring made by the wealthy money lender who founded the Grosvenor Estate has been found in a field by a treasure hunter.The 24-carat piece of jewellery was a ‘mourning ring’ made in memory of Hugh Audley, who owned the land where Buckingham Palace would later be built.It was found near Tibenham in Norfolk by John Reed using his metal detector, and was yesterday declared treasure trove by a coroner. 17 more words

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Crowd-sourcing Britain's Bronze Age

A new joint project by the British Museum and the UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking online contributions from members of the public to enhance a major British Bronze Age archive and artefact collection.The project team, co-led by Professor Andrew Bevan UCL Institute of Archaeology and Daniel Pett British Museum, have photographed hoards of Bronze Age ca. 24 more words

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BBC News - Rare Bishop's seal declared treasure trove

A rare 14th Century Bishop’s seal discovered by a metal detecting enthusiast in the Isle of Man, has been declared Treasure Trove at an inquest.The silver seal, which was discovered by Andy Falconer, is described by historians at Manx National Heritage MNH as “incredibly significant”. 11 more words

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News: Archaeologists discover ruins of lost early Medieval monastery in Israel

Archaeologists have found the remains of a Byzantine monastery dating back to the second half of the 6th Century AD (somewhere between 550-600 AD) – the early years of the so-called “Dark Ages”, which would dominate Europe for five hundred years. 355 more words

SAA Meets in Texas April 2014 (Dore)

The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) meets in Texas during April 2014! SAA’s new digital journal, Advances in Archaeological Practice, welcomes manuscripts from Texas archaeologists for its upcoming issues. 158 more words