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  • Boy finds WWII plane with pilot's remains in cockpit

    (CNN) - A 14-year-old Danish boy doing research for a history class found the wreckage of a German World War II plane with the remains of the pilot in the cockpit. Daniel Kristiansen and his father, Klaus, discovered what's believed to be a Messerschmitt fighter plane buried in a field on their farm near Birkelse in northern Denmark. "We went out to the field with a metal detector," Klaus Kristiansen told CNN. "I hoped we might find some old plates or something for Daniel to show in school." Instead, they found bits of plane debris. So they borrowed an excavator...
  • TSA PO’d over plug outrage

    06/25/2012 6:28:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 51 replies
    Now they’re electrified. One day after a dim-bulb worker caused chaos at JFK Airport by failing to notice a metal detector was unplugged, the TSA cracked down on its security screeners at the international aviation hub yesterday. “The supervisors are not happy,” one screener told The Post. “They’re coming by double- and triple-checking us.” The screener also said red-faced bosses were “blaming everything” on TSA agent Alija Abdul Majed, whose alleged bungling caused the stunning lapse in security. Terminal 7 was evacuated and two planes were called back from the runway after the metal detector was found to have been...
  • Obama sets off White House metal detector

    12/10/2011 9:51:03 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 9, 2011
    WASHINGTON, - U.S. President Barack Obama set off metal detectors Friday as he inspected a gatehouse on his way back to the White House from a party at Blair House. "I just wanted to see what it was like getting in here," Obama said. "I think I beeped a couple of times." Obama shook hands with gatehouse guards at the Northwest Gate and talked football as he returned to the White House from a holiday party with National Security Council staff across Pennsylvania Avenue at Blair House. As Obama walked through the metal detector, it went off. A guard told...
  • Treasure hunt novice struck £1m gold on first outing[Scotland]

    11/05/2009 11:46:18 AM PST · by BGHater · 25 replies · 1,435+ views
    Times Online ^ | 05 Nov 2009 | Mike Wade
    Five days after he took delivery of a metal detector and seven steps into his first treasure hunt, a novice archaeologist has helped to rewrite Scottish history and may be a millionaire after he unearthed four 2,300-year-old torcs made of pure gold a few feet from his parked car. David Booth, a game warden at Blair Drummond Safari Park, in Stirlingshire, bought his £240 detector from a website that claimed “treasure need not be an idle dream”. What then seemed an absurd sales puff has proved strangely prophetic. The hoard he discovered at the edge of a field was described...
  • Does brooch dug up in Oxfordshire field belong to 6th century Saxon princess?

    09/21/2009 4:50:44 PM PDT · by BGHater · 23 replies · 1,263+ views
    Herald Series ^ | 21 Sep 2009 | Liam Sloan
    A SAXON brooch and skull uncovered by a metal detecting enthusiast may point to a 1,500-year-old royal grave hidden beneath a farmer’s fields. The Home Office has ordered the exhumation of an early sixth century skeleton found in West Hanney, near Wantage, on Sunday to allow archaeologists to investigate the size of the burial site. The quality of the Saxon jewellery found pinned to the body has already been compared to treasure found at the Sutton Hoo burial site in Suffolk in 1939 (see panel), now on display at the British Museum. Anni Byard, Oxfordshire County Council’s finds liaison officer,...
  • Treasure hunter finds 700-year-old ring in Flintshire field[UK]

    02/26/2009 6:59:32 AM PST · by BGHater · 15 replies · 782+ views
    Evening Leader ^ | 26 Feb 2009 | Evening Leader
    A TREASURE hunter has unearthed a 14th-century silver ring at the back of a farmer's field in Flintshire. Douglas Fletcher, 44, of Flint, found the decorative, gilt, 97 per cent silver ring in the field in his home town, in January last year. At an inquest in Flint yesterday, the find was declared treasure by John Gittins, deputy coroner for north east Wales. Mr Fletcher, who has been treasure hunting for three years with wife Linda, came across the ring on one of his regular solo hunts. The Mold Historical Search Society member had to dig just six inches into...
  • Pair unearth Saxon burial remains[UK]

    02/05/2009 2:58:24 PM PST · by BGHater · 8 replies · 498+ views
    BBC ^ | 04 Feb 2009 | BBC
    The remains of a 1,500-year-old Saxon burial ground have been uncovered by two Sussex metal detector enthusiasts. Bob White and Cliff Smith unearthed brooches, a bronze bowl, a spear and a shield from the graves of a man and two women on farmland near Lewes. Mr Smith, of Eastbourne District Metal Detecting Club, said he knew he had found something special when he noticed part of a bowl and a piece of skull. It is thought the family were relatively wealthy and of high status. Mr Smith and Mr White called Sussex Police as soon as they uncovered the items...
  • Metal detector's rare find[UK]

    12/30/2008 1:01:49 PM PST · by BGHater · 7 replies · 708+ views
    This is Lincolnshire ^ | 30 Dec 2008 | This is Lincolnshire
    An ancient figure of Christ has been unearthed in a Lincolnshire field. The near-complete copper artefact dating from the 13th Century is the first of its kind to be found in the county. A metal detector enthusiast found the precious object at East Torrington, near Wragby. The figure would have been mounted on a processional cross used in church services between 1200 and 1300AD, according to Lincolnshire finds liaison officer Adam Daubney. "It would have been made in Limoges in France around the time of the Third Crusade," he said. "Similar crosses are well known in France and England but...
  • Roman treasure found on Clifton farmland[UK]

    11/21/2008 9:33:45 AM PST · by BGHater · 12 replies · 563+ views
    This is Nottingham ^ | 21 Nov 2008 | This is Nottingham
    A 72-YEAR-OLD woman found a piece of Roman treasure on farmland near Clifton. Alice Wright found the small gold leaf while using her metal detector in the Clifton area on March 23. The leaf was declared as treasure trove, meaning she may receive a reward for her find, at an inquest in Nottingham. Mrs Wright, from Littleover in Derby, has sent the object to the British Museum, and another museum is interested in acquiring it. The Roman votive leaf is believed to date back to sometime between the first and fourth century. Coroner Dr Nigel Chapman said: "The object was...
  • Pictured: The £350,000 Iron Age neckband discovered by one man and his metal detector[UK]

    11/20/2008 5:29:44 PM PST · by BGHater · 19 replies · 1,034+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 Nov 2008 | James Tozer
    For 40 years, Maurice Richardson has been braving all weathers to scour the countryside with his trusty metal detector, dreaming of buried treasure. But he almost ignored an unpromising-sounding beep as he searched for debris from a wartime air crash while being pelted with rain. However the 59-year-old is glad his curiosity got the better of him after his persistence in digging through more than two feet of Nottinghamshire mud yielded a stunning 2,000-year-old gold treasure. Metal detector enthusiast Maurice Richardson discovered this 2,000-year-old gold torc while digging through two feet of Nottinghamshire mud Now the artefact, an Iron Age...
  • Herefordshire Saxon find is declared as treasure[UK]

    11/05/2008 8:08:53 AM PST · by BGHater · 3 replies · 621+ views
    Hereford Times ^ | 05 Nov 2008 | Hereford Times
    A SAXON hook tag found in a Herefordshire field field has been declared as treasure. Assistant county coroner Roland Wooderson confirmed that the item, used for securing clothing or bags, was treasure at an inquest last week. The silver hook tag was found in Brampton Abbotts in June 2007 by Maxine Jones, from Swansea. In a statement, she said she spent her spare time looking for treasure using a metal detector and had sought permission from Mr Scudamore, who owns the land where the item was found. After the discovery was made, the hook tag was sent to the British...
  • Does ring found in field date back to Norman conquest?[UK]

    10/31/2008 10:32:14 AM PDT · by BGHater · 19 replies · 715+ views
    The News ^ | 31 Oct 2008 | Jeff Travis
    A metal detector enthusiast believes he has found a royal crown jewel buried in a field. Peter Beasley, 67, was stunned when he pulled a heavy gold ring from the ground while out with his metal detector near Petersfield. He claims the ring is 900 years old and belonged to Robert, the eldest son of William the Conquerer, whose name is engraved on the ring. Robert, known as 'Short-legs', unsuccessfully attempted to take the English throne when he landed in Portsmouth in 1101. But Mr Beasley is now involved in a dispute over the authenticity of the ring. The British...
  • Treasure hunters set to coin it with Roman haul[UK]

    10/29/2008 7:16:05 PM PDT · by BGHater · 16 replies · 641+ views
    MK News ^ | 29 Oct 2008 | LAURA HANNAM
    As the credit crunch hits pensioners across the country one pair have hit the jackpot by finding buried treasure. Barrie Plasom and Dave Phillips The finders of a hoard of thousands of Roman coins agree with the words inscribed on them; 'happy times are here again'. The collection of bronze coins, which may be worth hundreds of thousands in sterling, were discovered in a field north of Newport Pagnell and have now been declared as treasure. It was discovered by a pair of experienced metal detectorists on ploughed farmland on December 1, 2006. An investigation into the find was concluded...
  • Old silver cross found in field declared treasure[UK][15th Century]

    08/23/2008 8:40:28 AM PDT · by BGHater · 13 replies · 305+ views
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 23 Aug 2008 | Andrew Robinson
    A METAL detector enthusiast unearthed a 15th century silver cross depicting the figure of Christ while working in a field he had searched many times before. Retired postal worker Philip Fletcher, 53, discovered the small cross in the Ackworth area of Pontefract in February last year. He said yesterday: "I had an inkling it might be a significant find as I had found things on this land in the past which indicated a past medieval presence." The value of the find – which, once sold, will be divided between Mr Fletcher and the landowner, a farmer – has yet to...
  • Metal detector find dates back 1,500 years[UK]

    08/19/2008 8:10:18 AM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 280+ views
    Kent Online ^ | 19 Aug 2008 | Gerry Warren
    When a Kent metal detecting enthusiast found something in a field of stubble he thought it looked interesting...and he was right! The gold pendant he discovered dated back more than 1,500 years and has been declared treasure trove. Fork lift truck driver Andy Sales, from Deal, found the ancient artefact near Worth. A coroner has declared the item treasure trove after an expert from the British Museum examined and dated it to between 491-518 AD. In his report to the hearing, the curator in early medieval coinage, Dr Gareth Williams, said it was a gold tremissis bearing the image of...
  • Metal detector finds silver ring for a bloodthirsty god[UK]

    05/23/2008 2:04:37 PM PDT · by BGHater · 13 replies · 496+ views
    Leighton Buzzard Observer ^ | 23 May 2008 | Mick King
    PART of a Romano/British ring found by a Leighton metal detectorist in fields near Hockliffe has been declared treaure. The ring, which has provided archaeologists with the missing link to a bloodthirsty ancient Celtic warrior god, was unearthed by Greg Dyer of Churchill Road in September 2005. At an inquest last Tuesday, Beds coroner David Morris told the court that the piece of ring, thought to be from the third century AD, contains 2.98 grammes of silver. The piece of jewellery, inscribed with the words 'Deo Tota Felix' is currently in the British Museum waiting to be valued. In a...
  • Treasure hunter unearths ancient ring[UK][10th Century]

    04/18/2008 6:14:59 AM PDT · by BGHater · 26 replies · 112+ views
    Wetherby News ^ | 18 Apr 2008 | Wetherby News
    A 10th century finger ring, which was found by a man using a metal detector in a field at Kirk Deighton, near Wetherby, may go on permanent display in a museum in Yorkshire. Experts at the British Museum say the ring is 65 per cent gold, 33 per cent silver and two per cent copper with a weathered glass stone. The ring, which was formerly declared to be treasure yesterday at an inquest in Harrogate, was discovered only a few inches below the surface in an arable field by Colin Ashton, of Ilkley. Mr Ashton told the Coroner for the...
  • Rare find for metal detector(Anglo Saxon Misc. Treasures-UK)

    08/22/2006 8:17:34 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 19 replies · 1,762+ views
    EveningStar ^ | 22 Aug 2006 | EveningStar
    AN Ipswich metal detecting enthusiast has found treasure trove expected to be worth thousands of pounds in a farmer's field. John McLaughlin, 54, discovered silver gilt brooches, Anglo Saxon dress ornaments, silver studs, rings, knives, a spearhead and amber beads in Mark Partridge's north Ipswich field. The treasure was from disturbed burial sites from the Sixth and Seventh Century Anglo Saxon and Pagan periods. Mr McLaughlin said the landowner, Mr Partridge gave him permission to metal detect over his land after it was ploughed. He said he had been finding treasure there for the last three years. “This is my...
  • Bra Sets Off Metal Detector in Calif. (metal detectors too sensitive?)

    05/04/2006 6:29:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 597+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/06 | AP
    YUBA CITY, Calif. - A taxpayer advocate has complained to Sutter County supervisors that metal detectors at county buildings are so sensitive they are being set off by underwire bras. Sutter County Taxpayers Association member Roberta Fletcher said the male security guard seemed to enjoy waving the handheld metal detector over her chest. "It is, at a minimum, for a woman, embarrassing. And at a maximum, it is sexual harassment to hold your arms outstretched while a male officer waves a wand in front of your breasts," Fletcher told supervisors at their meeting Tuesday. Sheriff Jim Denney said courthouse guards...
  • Unearthed War Relics See Battle Again - Archaeologists decry History Buffs Dig (Civil War relics)

    04/19/2006 7:04:05 AM PDT · by XRdsRev · 29 replies · 1,640+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 16, 2006 | Brigid Schulte
    The buzz began in the chow line. "Did you hear?" asked one relic hunter. "Yeah. A Mississippi plate," said another. "Absolutely perfect." The proud new owner of the Confederate belt plate embossed with an eagle held out his treasure on his dirt-caked palm.