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Comment #1227905 by Alby Philip

Alby Philip May 23 10:26 AM #

Although there are still some problems with metal detectorists in the UK, many archaeologists realise what a valuable resource they can be. They have unearthed many treasures and other artefacts, which otherwise would still be in the ground rotting away or being damaged by ploughing.

Most European countries allow metal detecting to some extent, and have ways that finds can be reported and recorded. Which adds to their historical database.

All that is, except from Southern Ireland, where were are told there are no metal detectorists.

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Dead treasure hunter’s loot of 899 artefacts returned to Irish museum

Dead treasure hunter’s loot of 899 artefacts returned to Irish museum

The items came to light following a tip-off from the British Museum to the National Museum of Ireland.

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  • Alby Philip May 23 10:26 AM #

    Although there are still some problems with metal detectorists in the UK, many archaeologists realise what a valuable resource they can be. They have unearthed many treasures and other artefacts, which otherwise would still be in the ground rotting away or being damaged by ploughing.

    Most European countries allow metal detecting to some extent, and have ways that finds can be reported and recorded. Which adds to their historical database.

    All that is, except from Southern Ireland, where were are told there are no metal detectorists.

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