Massive Viking Hoard Unearthed by Treasure Hunter Publicly Revealed for First Time
More than 1,000 treasure hoard have been recorded in Britain in 2015 alone, including a great find of loot possibly left by a Viking fleeing north after the Anglo Saxons under Alfred the Great defeated the Norse raiders in the battle of Edington. That booty, the Watlington hoard, is being publicly revealed for the first time at the British Museum in London.
Robert Fowler was surfing off Bolinas in 1979 when he felt his gold class ring slip off his finger and disappear.
The thing it disappeared into was the Pacific Ocean, a body of water not known for giving things back.
Fast-forward 35 years, as can happen in seagoing tales. Two weeks ago, treasure hunter Larry Feurzeig was strolling the Bolinas beach at low tide with his metal detector, listening through his headphones for pings that usually mean he’s the lucky finder of yet another beer can, fishing weight or penny.