I was watching the news tonight and found this item of interest. A man in the UK found hordes of ancient gold whilst messing around with his metal detector in a private field.

Though it doesn’t really have anything to do with New Zealand heritage, it really interested me, as the pieces found were of intricate design and can be linked with the Byzantine era and it also shines some more light onto the “dark ages”. One of my interests is with the Byzantine empire and early christian art and architecture.

Below is one of the links I found to the article online

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090924/tuk-record-hoard-of-ancient-gold-found-i-45dbed5.html

I follow the British Museum on Twitter and they linked to this official page: http://www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk/

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