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Comment #1225643 by Alby Philip

Alby Philip May 22 12:22 PM #

I believe the gentleman in the above picture (Kelly ?), is the individual who stood up at the British Museum
and stated that metal detecting doesn’t take place in Southern Ireland. He was in complete denial.
He wanted nothing to do with the Portable Antiquities Scheme whatsoever.

He wanted what was in the ground, to stay in the ground. Strange attitude for an archaeologist.

The Irish equivalent of Egypt’s Zahi Hawass

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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 22 12:22 PM #

    I believe the gentleman in the above picture (Kelly ?), is the individual who stood up at the British Museum
    and stated that metal detecting doesn’t take place in Southern Ireland. He was in complete denial.
    He wanted nothing to do with the Portable Antiquities Scheme whatsoever.

    He wanted what was in the ground, to stay in the ground. Strange attitude for an archaeologist.

    The Irish equivalent of Egypt’s Zahi Hawass

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    | Share | Report this comment

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