Here are the best metal detecting articles from around the web:
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Anglo-Saxon royal village discovered
The royal settlement at Rendlesham is mentioned by the Venerable Bede in his 8th century work An Ecclesiastical History of the English People, but was not located until now.
Co-director and academic advisor on the project, Professor Christopher Scull, from the School of History, Archaeology and Religion and University College London said: “The survey has identified a site of national and indeed international importance for the understanding of the Anglo-Saxon elite and their European connections. The quality of some of the metalwork leaves no doubt that it was made for and used by the highest ranks of society. These exceptional discoveries are truly significant in throwing new light on early East Anglia and the origins of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.” Source: http://phys.org/news/2014-03-anglo-saxon-royal-village.html
Treasure hunter seeks owner of old medal
Last summer, Reiss found an old U.S. Army service medal on his sister’s front lawn in Sandwich. The medal reads: “Freedom from Fear and Want, Freedom of Speech and Religion, 1941-45.” Reiss is hoping to find the rightful owner and return it to them.
“I figured with (modern) technology, it would be pretty easy to find the owner, but no luck,” he said. “I just know it’s a service medal and anyone who served, got one.” Source: http://www.vfpnews.com/articles/2014/03/13/bea5a9a2379246e882a902052cd1f7fe/index.xml
Archaeologists believed to have uncovered palace of Anglo-Saxon royals who buried their dead at historic Sutton Hoo after illegal treasure hunters stumbled across the site
The capital of the Anglo-Saxon kings buried at Sutton Hoo may have been uncovered in farmland close to the famous burial mounds.
Archaeologists believe a royal settlement once spread across more than 100 acres of what is now farmland at Naunton Hall in Rendlesham near Woodbridge, Suffolk.
They say it included a wooden palace which would have been used by King Raedwald and other Anglo-Saxon rulers of Norfolk and Suffolk between the 6th and 9th Centuries. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2578033/Archaeologists-believed-uncovered-palace-Anglo-Saxon-royals-buried-dead-historic-Sutton-Hoo-illegal-treasure-hunters-stumbled-site.html
My favorite metal detecting blog
1919 Wheat Penny and Truck
I detected around an old foundation in the woods that sat next to a fork in a creek. I found the usual farm junk, but I was also lucky enough to find this Tootsie Toy truck. The Truck is a model ’49 Ford, but this particular truck dates after 1955.
Can Your Hobby Be Making You Money?
Are you finding yourself lacking motivation to get out of bed every morning? Is every day a chore and you need a little fun in your life? If you answered yes to these questions then it is time for you to get a hobby. Not too sure where to start? Read on!
If your hobby is hunting, you need a gun safe. This will make it easy for you to safely store all of your guns where children cannot reach them and where thieves cannot steal them. There’s no reason why you can’t have guns in your home, but there’s also no reason to have guns without making precautions. Be sure to have Best Rifle Scope and any other equipment on your guns. Read full article
Divine Intervention on the Beach?
The story I am about to tell is true, I did not change anything to increase the drama of it, this is exactly how it happened. It is one of those weird moments that make you scratch your head and ask, what does it mean? Is this simply a coincidence?
It started yesterday when I happened to receive a message from an old and very close friend. He informed me that he had a very serious illness and was going through some difficulty of the life changing kind. The news troubled me and I was saddened by it because we go way back and he was/is like a brother to me. Continue reading…