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Exquisite 1,500-Year-Old Gold Ring Unearthed in Denmark

An amateur metal detectorist in Denmark has unearthed a rare gold ring that may have belonged to a previously unknown royal family with ties to the Kingdom of France. Lars Nielsen discovered the large, ornately decorated gold ring, set with...

When an Amateur Metal Hunter Made the ‘Gold Find of the Century’

Last summer, an amateur metal detectorist in Norway discovered what archaeologists have hailed as Norway’s “gold find of the century”. He dug up nine engraved gold pendants, ten gold pearls, and three gold rings—all dating to the sixth century A.D....

Viking-Era Relics Found While Looking for An Earring

In Norway, a family found something valuable and antique using a metal detector. This family was searching for a lost gold earring in their garden when their metal detector uncovered ancient artifacts that were over 1,000 years old. Local...