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Arts Minister Hails Success of Portable Antiquities Scheme

From an article by David Prudames, published on on 26th October 2004:
Last year an incredible 47,000 historic artefacts were found by amateur archaeologists and reported, identified and recorded through the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

From prehistoric weapons to a Victorian antidote to witchcraft, the unearthed objects span almost 500,000 years and were all discovered by metal detectorists, gardeners, farmers, builders or walkers.

This extraordinary success was revealed on October 26 at London's Roman Amphitheatre, where Arts Minister Estelle Morris, announced the publication of the Portable Antiquities Scheme's Annual Report for 2003/4.
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Kammer Posted by Kammer
27th October 2004ce

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