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Farmer celebrates ploughing field without finding Saxon hoard

“We can’t move for the bloody stuff,” exclaimed John Clarke of Wewerere Farm near Dereham, “Multi-million-pound hoards of ancient bronze coinage and ceramics ruin a perfectly good plough, I can tell you.”

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Posted: Nov 4th, 2010
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Treasure trove didn’t change people’s thinking about the Middle Ages

Experts had hailed the haul of gold coins and other artefacts the ‘biggest and most important find ever’, and held high hopes that it would provide ‘new insights into medieval life to challenge the public’s misconceptions and long-held views’, but today were forced to accept that most people’s interest was limited to ‘how much did that sad, lonely guy with the metal detector get out of it then?’.

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Posted: Sep 28th, 2010
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