Friday, July 9, 2010

The Lucky Treasure Hunter

Are you one of the world's treasure hunters? Do you ever find the real treasure that you've been looking for? Speaking of treasure, the treasure hunter from the land of UK found about 52,500 Roman coins. According to the officials it's one of the largest discoveries ever in Britain.

The hoard, which was valued at 3.3 million pounds ($5 million), includes hundreds of coins bearing the image of Marcus Aurelius Carausius, who seized power in Britain and northern France in the late third century and proclaimed himself emperor.

Dave Crisp, a treasure hunter using a metal detector, located the coins in April in a field in southwestern England, according to the Somerset County Council and the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

The coins were buried in a large jar about a foot (30 centimeters) deep and weighed about 160 kilograms (350 pounds) in all. Imagine it's only 30 cm deep! It's far away from the usual treasure hunters whom are digging a very deep wholes to find treasures.

If you want to read more of the story it's just right here.

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