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The fight to save battlegrounds from invasion of metal detectors

The fight to save battlegrounds from invasion of metal detectors
trefwoorden: UK - erfgoed - metaaldetectoren
Britain's famous battlefields with names as evocative as Bosworth Field, Culloden and Hastings are as much a part of the historical canvas of the nation as Stonehenge and the Tower of London.
They are sites that witnessed some of the seminal moments of British history, where the Wars of the Roses were won and lost, where the Cavaliers and the Roundheads battled over a nation's political future and where Henry V first displayed his military skills.
But many of these important sites are now under threat, according to archaeologists, from a new menace: metal detectors. The invasion of amateur treasure hunters is becoming such a problem that attempts to discover the truth about some of the most famous battles in British history are being jeopardised.

Lees verder bij: Independent (22 september 2003)