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Father and Son Find Viking Treasure

A father and son in England, who spend their weekends treasure hunting stumbled across a treasure buried in a farmer’s field, worth an estimated $2 million. Buried more than 1000 years ago, the treasure has remained hidden in the ground all these years.

You can read the story <a href=”“> at Viking Treasure Found.

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What I don’t understand is why they believe it was buried by the Vikings, rather than buried by someone trying to hide the wealth FROM the Vikings?

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July 21, 2007 - Posted by | Adventure, Arts & Handicrafts, Family Issues, News, Uncategorized

14 Comments »

  1. DAMN it! nothing in kuwait to dig up,Hifff

    Comment by Blue Dress | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  2. I was wondering, do the father and son get to keep it? In Jordan he government takes everything.

    Comment by Elijah | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  3. OOO the plot thickens!

    Comment by 1001 Kuwaiti Nights | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  4. Nice find, they might say it’s the Vikings depending on the design and the style of the treasure they found. Coins with the Viking Gods on them for example, or their kings…and etc..

    Or someone stole it from the Vikings & hid it there lol..

    Comment by Я | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  5. I think it has to do with the workmanship. since the vikings had a totally different technology and art. the anglo-saxons were heavily influenced by roman art and workmanship, as for the vikings they had a totally unique culture….
    im sure an archeologist expert on the region and timeframe would know the difference on the spot.

    this is just my opinion …

    Comment by Abdulaziz | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  6. comment to blue dress;;;
    how would you know that there are no hidden treasures to dig up in kuwait ?? i dont know of anyone that had tried..
    we live on the oldest spot inhabited by hummanity ( middle east) ,, im sure if someone goes over the history books and does a systemic search/dig they would find something…
    FYI the great battle of “that alsalasil” that was faught between the moslems and the persian empire took place in our back yard more than 1000 years ago.. in ” kazma” ..
    i suggest you get yourself a GPS and a shovel and start digging 🙂

    Comment by Abdulaziz | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  7. I love it when people unearth long lost treasures. Every newly found piece is an extra word in the history books of the human race 😀

    elijah:
    everything that is unearthed belongs to the state of the country in which it is buried in. It’s a rule that all archaeologists follow.

    Comment by kinano | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  8. you might find this interesting :
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/kuwait/

    Comment by Abdulaziz | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  9. Blue Dress – Oh sweetie, Kuwait has been a trade crossroads for SO long, I am willing to bet there are all kinds of things in Kuwait just waiting to be dug up. There are probably very cool treasures hidden away in your own family houses, old utensils, tools, even the old coffee pots, the heavy ones, are treasures. Things you just can’t find anymore. Old jewelry. It’s very hard to find in Kuwait – I know, I’m looking! But YOU have access to sources I don’t. Keep your eyes open!:-)

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  10. Elijah – I believe they turned it over to the government. Years from now, they may get something, but also the farmer in whose field the treasure was found may have a legitimate claim.

    1001 – yeh, it would make a great book! Why don’t you write it? 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  11. Abdulaziz, your comment reminded me of the places they are digging now in Oman and Yemen, places seemingly NOWHERE that were spotted from satellite photos that could pick out shadows and ridges that seemed to have man-made characteristics. And you are right, I am betting there are some treasure troves in Kuwait.

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  12. Kinan – amen, brother. Just another piece of the puzzle.

    By the way, there is a great KUWAIT archaeology blog on Safat:

    Archaeology Uncovered.

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  13. Abdulaziz, that is a GREAT site! Oh, what treasures! I wish they would allow guided tours of the actual site. And Archaeology Uncovered has also done work on Failaika, I believe.

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  14. I have a few antique books (in arabic) if anyone is interested. 🙂

    Comment by Я | July 23, 2007 | Reply


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