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.