British Gold Strike

BuriedTreasureAn amateur archaeologist has uncovered the largest stash of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver ever discovered in Great Britain. Terry Herbert used a 14-year-old metal detector to unearth the treasure, most likely loot captured during a war, on a Staffordshire farm.

Experts say the treasure is worth millions of dollars and could have belonged to a king. More than 1,300 different items were found. They date back to the seventh century, a time during which Germanic tribes known as the Anglo-Saxons ruled what is now the United Kingdom.

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