A treasure hunter made the find of his life with a metal detector, unearthing medieval gold jewelry and silver coins in the Netherlands, the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities recently announced.
Lorenzo Ruijter was using his metal detector for more than three hours in 2021 in the Dutch city of Hoogwoud, north of Amsterdam, when he made the shocking discovery. The find was announced two years later because museum researchers needed time to clean, examine, and date the finds. Ruijter discovered four gold earrings, two pieces of gold leaf, and 39 silver coins that are approximately 1,000 years old.
“It was the end of the day, I actually wanted to go home. Then the detector went off, I dug it up and then I had something gold
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