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Friday, July 23, 2004
 
DIGGING THE PAST
 
A short post tonight, as the week wound up with a tiring 'Friday from Hell'. But I think you will enjoy these few links which all pertain to seeking out the treasures of history, often buried just a few feet below us as we go about our mundane existence..

Buried Treasures in Sussex

Accidental Treasure Discoveries in Wales - nice exhibit in Welsh museum, devoted to finds by farmers, hikers and such, as opposed to serious archaeologists..

Flanders Diggers - an admirable group of Belgian hobbyists, who are devoted to excavating relics of the First World War. Often just a few steps ahead of construction projects, they discover and preserve artifacts of growing significance..

An article summarizing the excavation of the Castle Mall area, in Norwich, medieval England's largest town..

Naval Archaeology

The German Clay Pipe Research Society one might start out snickering, but when you see how methodically they pursue their subject of interest, one can only admire these devoted Teutons..


The evil that men do lives after them;The good is oft interred with their bones.
William Shakespeare




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