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Autumn: the hot season for hunters

November 2 2006

Cool and chilly autumn was a hot time for hunters. Several opened their treasures mystery tireless researchers in different parts of the world.

More than a thousand coins of the Viking Age began to study the subject specialists. About the treasures the archaeologists found 20-year-old Edwin Sandborga and his 17-year-old brother Arvid. On the Swedish island of Gotland, the young people accidentally discovered hundreds of coins, which helped his neighbor, to work in the garden.

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By assumption, scholars, the treasure was buried in the X century. Weight findings was about 3 kg. "Quite by accident I found the Arab silver age of about 1,1 thousand years", - said Edward Sandborg.

On hoard the brothers told the local authorities and is currently completing archaeologists have excavated. Most of the coins were in good condition. The lucky young people have to pay compensation, but the exact value of the treasure is still unknown.

By the way, on the island of Gotland have been opened about seven hundred treasures. The largest of these was discovered in 1997. Then the archaeologists found coins and jewelry weighing 65 kg and 2 kg of silver bronze. The government then paid the finder 290 thousand dollars

Meanwhile, Israeli archaeologists have announced the most valuable discovery, made two months ago near the town of Beit Shean. In four of the caves, where 5,000 years ago were buried influential people, researchers found a myriad of precious stones, gold, pottery and ancient weapons. Each of the caves is about two meters in height, and their area is about 25 square meters. m

The exact location of the caves with treasures is not disclosed for fear that they will attract the attention of treasure hunters. Extensive archaeological work in the area of Beit Shean is scheduled to begin next summer.

Recently in Lesotho has been found very large white diamond. "The diamond, named« Promesse du Lesotho »(« Hope Lesotho "), the largest found this century and 14 th largest of all the stones found in history", - said representative of Gem Diamond (South Africa) which belongs nahodka.U precious stones in 603 carats of exceptional color, class D, it is the most beautiful among lovers of diamonds.

Lesotho is not the first time delivers the world's jewelry industry such treasures: in 1967 there was discovered a little less than a big diamond at 601 carats.

«Promesse du Lesotho» Now go to the diamond capital of the world, Belgium Antwerp, where he enrolled at the auction. A landmark deal will be timed to celebrate 40 years of independence, Lesotho, the former British colony.

Constantine Dyatlov

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