20 July 2007

Lost World

It's exciting enough around here when we stumble across old steel farm implements buried along the fence line... so I can't imagine what these two guys felt like when they hit the motherlode...
The most important Viking treasures to be discovered in Britain for 150 years have been unearthed by a father and son while metal detecting in North Yorkshire.

One of the coins, which bears the Latin inscription, Rex Tiotius Britanniae, dating to 927, is the earliest indication of Britain being under one ruler, at a time when the country was split between Viking and Anglo-Saxon control.