Perhaps you watched “Jurassic Park” a few too many times or you’ve just always had a fascination with fossils. Either way, you’re always searching for a way to indulge the amateur archeologist within you. Museums provide some insight into archeology and fossils, but nothing is more exciting than finding the preserved remains of plants and […]
BBC NEWS – World | By Reality Check team -BBC News | June 4, 2018 New details have emerged about the San Jose, a Spanish galleon sunk by British ships 300 years ago. The vessel was said to be transporting gold, silver and precious gems collected in the South American colonies to be shipped to Spain’s King Philip […]
BBC NEWS – ENGLAND – SUSSEX | August 23, 2017 A British man is facing up to three years in a Turkish prison for trying to take home some ancient coins found on the seabed during a family holiday. Toby Robyns, 52, an ambulance driver from Southwick, in West Sussex, was arrested as he made […]
BBC NEWS – Business | By Kevin Peachey, Personal finance reporter | July 26, 2017 Consumers have less than three months to spend, bank or donate round £1 coins as the new 12-sided version outnumbers the old for the first time. The Treasury says there are now more of the new £1 coins, which first […]
BBC NEWS – US & Canada | July 20, 2017 Watch Video Playtime turned prehistoric for a 10-year-old boy who tripped – and then realized he had just stumbled over a fossil. Courtesy of New Mexico State University.
BBC NEWS – EUROPE | July 12, 2017 Police have raided homes and made arrests in Berlin over an audacious night-time heist which saw a huge solid-gold coin stolen from a museum. The raids took place and a car was seized in the district of Neukoelln, German news agency DPA reports. The suspected robbers are believed to […]
Numismatic News | Posted by Richard Giedroyc | May 15, 2017 (Image above: This silver 2-tael sycee is similar to the gold and silver sycees being excavated at the site of a battle during a 1647 peasant revolt in China.) What was thought to be only a legend has proved to be fact. As of early […]
BBC NEWS – EUROPE | March 27, 2017 A giant gold coin bearing the Queen’s image, and worth $4m (£3.2m), has been stolen from a museum in Germany. The Canadian coin, nicknamed the “big maple leaf”, has a face value of $1m – but because it is 100kg (220lb) of pure 24-carat gold, its value is […]