Viking treasure hoard found

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gregorach

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Sep 15, 2005
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A father-and-son metal detecting team have really hit lucky - and they did the right thing:

Viking treasure hoard uncovered [BBC]

The most important Viking treasure find in Britain for 150 years has been unearthed by a father and son while metal detecting in Yorkshire.

David and Andrew Whelan uncovered the hoard, which dates back to the 10th Century, in Harrogate in January.

The pair kept their find intact and it was transferred to the British Museum to be examined by experts, who said the discovery was "phenomenal".
Lucky beggars! :)
 

spamel

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Feb 15, 2005
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Ah but then I'd have to say where we nicked it from.....:27:
Not if you tell them you are a time travelling viking who was waiting for the right time to travel to the future in your viking long boat fitted with hand carved flux capacitor, reclaim, and then sell your hoard for the largest profit!



So that you could buy lots of mead!:D
 

loz.

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"Dr Williams said that the British Museum and the York Museums Trust would be looking to raise the funds to purchase the collection so it could eventually go on public display."

So who owns it at the moment ? - the state ?