Friday, November 25, 2011

Money is almost there to save the West Riding of Leeds hoard gold. Now we're raising money for the Iron Age torcs York

Not everyone believes that

the streets of northern England are paved with gold, While I do. Can there be Objective About our dispute beautiful countryside, following the discovery of the treasure of the third year of the precious metal past few weeks later

Hot on the heels of the

West Yorkshire, or Leeds, which Hoard the future at Leeds City Museum FOLLOWING seems almost £ 171 310 for some of Appeal - see previous episodes here and then here Northerner - now we have to drive to raise £ 60 000 to maintain the two Iron Age torcs, bracelets of gold, in the Yorkshire Museum in York.

As jewelry Leeds, they were found by metal prospectors who said authorities were quick to Malthus' em the rules setting the trigger. Thesis see the British Museum to take temporary custody while the price is worked out for the local authority to lift is available for all open before discovered. The money is divided between the finder and the landowner and the system seems to achieve its goal of offering a fair deal all around and Keeping Mum About Preventing Discoveries people.


The torques were Andrew Green and Shaun Scott, separate occasions, drank a few meters from each other in the bed of a stream near Towton Tadcaster. Towton is a very famous name in history as the scene of the bloodiest conflict ever to take French in this country, during the Wars of the Roses. I think every time I drive on the latest (oldest dual carriageway of England) to the A64 York.

jewels of the Iron Age d'Or is located in the UK Rarely, whose inhabitants at the time - the millennium BC - can not afford much bling . In terms of Surviving relics, most were found in Norfolk, home of the Iceni tribe which relatively rich royal treasury Unearthed was presumed to Snettisham. Newark in Nottinghamshire was officially previous farther north, although in my hand from Leeds, we do not buy. There is much written material on a gold torque found on the billing Rawdon (our local Matterhorn) in 1780 was which had been used by a local weaver to repair a broken section of core business.

Rev. Dr. TD Whitaker

's' Leodis in Elmet "of 1816, for example, writes:

until archaeologists to speculate that their torques York, following the model of two parts Sami twisted together, suggest or trade between the Iceni and Brigantes - Iron Age people of Yorkshire - or STI reversed: the war and spoil. Regardless, Natalie McCaul, assistant curator of archeology at the Yorkshire Museum, said:

Find These Are superb and made historians and archaeologists think back to life as in Yorkshire in 2000 was before. It shows that there were serious Wealth before the Romans here, something we could until now only speculate. We now hope we can raise the necessary funds to ensure they remain in Yorkshire for people to enjoy.

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