Thursday, 16 June 2011

Increase in archaeological finds recorded by the public‎

The British Museum recently announced that there has been an increase in archaeological finds recorded by the public. A total  of 90,146 objects were recorded through the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) in 2010 – a 36% increase on 2009 – while Treasure cases reported amounted to 859 – up by up 10% on the previous year.

One find includes a saucy Roman knife - This object depicts an erotic scene involving two males and a female, and a decapitated head! Only a small number of erotic knife handles are known from the UK.

Read more here:http://www.pasthorizons.com/index.php/archives/06/2011/increase-in-archaeological-finds-recorded-by-the-public

1 comment:

  1. portable antiquities scheme is a great thing but we should be more strict like italy

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