Unearthed! Priceless buried treasures revealed
Detecting riches buried long ago
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A popular and sometimes hugely rewarding pastime, metal detecting can literally unearth the past and with it a hoard of valuable treasures. Enthusiasts around the world have been hoping to strike it big since the 1950s, when metal detectors began to be used increasingly for non-military purposes. Browse this gallery and meet the lucky few who have successfully detected riches buried with the past.
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