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Sussex man held in Turkey for smuggling ancient coins

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 […]

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New Mexico boy trips over 1.2 million year old fossil

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.

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Chinese imperial seal sold for record $22m at auction

BBC NEWS – China | December 15, 2016 An 18th Century Chinese imperial seal has been sold for a record €21m (£18m, $22m) – more than 20 times its estimated price. The sale, to an unnamed Chinese collector, took place in Paris on Wednesday after a heated bidding war, Drouot auction house said. The palm-sized seal […]

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Researchers make breathtaking find encased in 99 million-year-old amber

aol.com | Aol NEWS | December 8, 2016 Watch Video An amber-encased specimen found in Myanmar has been identified as a baby dinosaur tail estimated to be 99-million years old, reports NPR. It was reportedly discovered in 2015 by Chinese researcher Lida Xing who noticed it being sold at a market as a decorative item. […]

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Thief gets away with $1.6m bucket of gold flakes

bbc.com | BBC News US & Canada | November 30, 2016 Watch Video Police are looking for a thief who managed to carry an 86lb (36kg) bucket of gold flakes worth $1.6m (£1.2m) off a truck in New York. Surveillance video showed the theft happened in just 20 seconds while the armoured truck was briefly unattended. The man struggled […]

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