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2021 - - Stolen treasures found buried

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A metal detectorist discovered treasure worth thousands on his first ever hunt in Worcestershire, England in 2021. Charles Cartwright unearthed Roman and Viking jewelry, as well as some ancient Egyptian relics and medieval and Bronze Age pieces (pictured). After finding the pieces Cartwright reported them to the landowner and the authorities, who went on to discover something even more remarkable about the treasures. Rather than being buried there over time, it was soon found that the items were actually those taken during a house burglary in 2017. It's thought whoever took the valuable treasures decided to bury them. The pieces have now been returned to their rightful owner, who had "resigned [them]selves that [they] wouldn't get them back as they had been gone that long". The investigation into who took the pieces in the first place is ongoing.

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,398 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like happy endings. Thanks for sharing. Peace Roy

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,021 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool story 😎

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now that is interesting.... Twice found treasures. Glad the rightful owners got them back. Cheers, RickO

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  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,286 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So they weren't insured.

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