(NEWS) - Viking Treasure Restored to its Former Glory.


A spectacular hoard of valuables, thought to be the life savings of a rich Viking, have been painstakingly restored to their gleaming former glory.
The incredibly rare lot - which is thought to date back to the late ninth or early 10th century - was discovered in May 2012 by metal detector enthusiasts near Bedale, in North Yorkshire.
(source:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk


  1. Why, one has to ask, if archaeologists are the super smart-arses they claim to be, how come THEY don't find such stuff?

    John Howland

  2. Hi Janner:

    I know you like a larf! Barford as usual, bemoans the fact that looters and nighthawks only receive light sentences when caught: -

    "Is that the reason why nothing is being done and when dodgy dealings are detected in the USA, the people concerned get let off, or get light (slap on hand) sentences? Why do dealers' lobbyists apparently not have any problem getting strong support from, for example, US Congressmen for their various anti-preservation initiatives? "

    Curiously, he went mute when Prof Daniel Amick of Loyola University got Probation for stealing native American artifacts from a site in the US. Presumably Barford only wants non-academics punished? I'm beginning to think he hasn't got much of an idea of what's going on in the world.

    John Howland