Police officers from Hrubieszów have discovered large numbers of rifle shells and World War 2 unexploded ordnance in possession of an individual living in Dołhobyczów, South-East Poland, who used to illegally look for them with a metal detector.
A man was arrested in a Beduin village of Bir Hadaj, South Israel, for illegally looting more than 150 Byzantine-era coins from numerous nearby archaeological sites.
Underwater archaeologists uncovered fragments of bronze statues, matching part of the original mechanism, and a section of the wooden hull revisiting the famous 1st-century BC shipwreck near Antikythera island off southern Greece discovered more than a century ago.
A well preserved Viking sword was discovered by a team of deer hunters at high altitude in Oppland, Norway.
A teenage metal detectorists discovered a hoard of Roman hacksilver in Fife, Scotland. The silver is believed to have been used by Roman soldiers to bribe Picts while passing through Scotland.
Researchers discovered 30 hidden bayonets from the times of American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) near Valley Forge National Park in South-east Pennsylvania, USA.
An Iron Age warrior’s grave filled with unique grave goods, dating back to 850 BC was discovered by archaeologists at the Don Bosco shipyard in Sion, Switzerland.
Danish museums have come together to create a new database, where amateur archaeologists, often metal detectorists, can register their finds. The database is called DIME – Digital Metal Finds.
The National Museum of Ireland recently received four items sent anonymously in letters without a post-mark addressed to the “History Museum”. The artefacts are dated to Bronze Age and Viking Age.
Police from the precinct in Ujście arrested a man who was conducting illegal search on registered archaeological sites with use of a metal detector. In his home the officers discovered nearly 1000 artefacts obtained in a potentially illegal way.
Roman projectile ammunition discovered at a hillfort in Scotland indicates an assault by Roman army around 1800 years ago. The find made at Burnswark Hill, Dumfries region, south-western Scotland, is the largest cache of Roman lead sling bullets discovered.
Over 50 archaeologists and metal detectorists surveyed the area of the Medieval Battle of Grunwald. The 1410 battle between an alliance of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, against the Teutonic Knights was a decisive clash that shifted the balance of power in Eastern Europe.
Excavations at the Silkeborg site in Denmark revealed remains of graves and buildings that were dated back to Neolithic, Bronze Age, Viking era and Medieval times. Among the find two high status Viking burials and Trelleborg-type homes were found.