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In Britain, found "phenomenal" treasure

July 20 2007

In Britain, the Vikings found the treasure, which, according to experts, is the largest discovered in the country over the past 150 years. The hoard was found in January this year, David and Andrew Whelan. in Yorkshire. Whelan gave the discovery to the British Museum, experts believe it "phenomenal."

The treasure dates from 10 century AD. On Thursday a British court decided that he belongs to the category of treasures. According to conservative estimates, the treasure is worth about 750 thousand pounds (nearly half a million dollars).

Among the antiquities found Uilanami - 617 silver coins and 65 other items that were shipped to Britain from many different places: from Afghanistan, Russia, Scandinavia, Ireland and continental Europe. Most subjects were well kept.

Discovery must now evaluate the representatives of the Ministry of Culture, Media and Sport, as well as an independent committee to evaluate the treasures. If any museum decides to buy this collection, the money will be divided between Uilanami and owners of the land on which the treasure was found, reports BBC.

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