Subject: Metal detecting

Row over bronze age bracelet found in Meon Valley

(United Kingdom)

Hampshire Chronicle, 14th Jun 2017.

Romanian police recover Dacian and Roman coins stolen from Hunedoara fortresses

(Romania; Czech Republic)

Romania Insider, 12th Jun 2017.

Illegal metal detectors damage 3,000-year-old wooden road


Ryan Nugent, Irish Independent, 2nd Jun 2017.

Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France

(Bulgaria; France; Turkey)

AFP, Daily Sabah, 26th May 2017.

Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena


Philip Chrysopoulos, Greek Reporter, 21st May 2017.

Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins


Catherine Edwards, The Local, 24th Mar 2017.

Ancient monuments damaged by modern day life


Noel Baker, Irish Examiner, 7th Mar 2017.

Was ancient church at Santon Downham, near Thetford, targeted by nighthawks?

(United Kingdom)

Chris Bishop, Eastern Daily Press, 6th Mar 2017.

Antiquities theft from second temple period prevented in central Israel

(Israel; Palestine)

Daniel K. Eisenbud, The Jerusalem Post, 6th Mar 2017.

Policeman sacked for keeping gold coin proceeds

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 20th Feb 2017.

Family catches antiquity thief in the act


Arutz Sheva, 20th Feb 2017.

Reports of illegal metal detecting near the historic Weeting Castle

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Murphy, Watton & Swaffham Times, 13th Feb 2017.

Jóvenes expoliadores saquean yacimientos de la Comunitat Valenciana y lo difunden por internet


Young looters sack sites in the Comunitat Valenciana and sell them on the internet

J. A. Marrahí, Las Provincias, 13th Feb 2017.

Metal detectorists urged to 'brush up on skills' to avoid damaging treasures

(United Kingdom)

Jody Harrison, The Herald, 7th Feb 2017.

Antiquities robber caught red-handed in a Byzantine site

(Israel; Palestine)

Elisha Ben Kimon, Ynet News, 7th Feb 2017.

Norfolk policeman who sold gold coins he found could face suspended sentence

(United Kingdom)

Eastern Daily Press, 25th Jan 2017.

Artifact trafficking and the battle to stop it: 'It's open season'


Rami al-Khattib, Syria Direct, 8th Dec 2016.

'Outrage' at damage to Cissbury Ring

(United Kingdom)

Worthing Herald, 25th Nov 2016.

Britain is in the middle of a treasure-hunting boom

(United Kingdom)

The Economist, 12th Nov 2016.

Tomb raiders jailed in Liaoning Province


Xinhua, Shanghai Daily, 17th Aug 2016.

Conservators issue warning after reports of metal detecting at Link Common

(United Kingdom)

Malvern Observer, 5th Jul 2016.

Metal detectorist who struck gold with Bronze Age ring during illegal search is fined after touting it to a museum

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph, 27th Jun 2016.

Treasure hunter fined for stealing ancient gold ring

(United Kingdom)

Mid Sussex Times, 23rd Jun 2016.

Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers


Philip Chrysopoulos, Greek Reporter, 14th Jun 2016.

Tricornios contra expoliadores


Tricorns Against Plunder

E. Gancedo, Diario de León, 8th Jun 2016.

Archaeologists frustrated as 'Night hawks' swoop on East Hampshire dig

(United Kingdom)

Petersfield Post, 6th Jun 2016.

Found a rare coin? Beware, it could be a fake

(United Kingdom)

Lincolnshire Echo, 4th Jun 2016.

Two metal detecting friends fall out over which of them discovered a haul of 1,600 Roman coins worth £8,000 buried beneath a remote field

(United Kingdom)

Alex Matthews, The Daily Mail, 7th Dec 2015.

History wars: archaeologists battle to save our heritage from the nighthawks

(United Kingdom)

Mark Horton, The Conversation, 14th Oct 2015.

Antiquities theft thwarted near Beit Shemesh in late night helicopter chase


Hayah Goldlist-Eichler, The Jerusalem Post, 30th Jul 2015.

Essex Police leads national campaign targeting illegal treasure hunters

(United Kingdom)

Will Lodge, East Anglian Daily Times, 10th Jul 2015.

The Treasure Debate


Bejay Browne, Cyprus Mail, 17th May 2015.

Detecting trouble: The treasure hunters digging up our heritage

(United Kingdom)

Maria Chiorando, Kent News, 28th Mar 2015.

Digging for treasure: Is 'nighthawking' stealing our past?

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Potts, BBC News, 21st Mar 2015.

Antiquities seized in Rusaifa


YK, Petra, 2nd Dec 2014.

Treasure hunt at ancient temples in Guntur district


M. Srinivas, The Hindu, 8th Oct 2014.

Mystery holes on Malvern Hills are blamed on rogue metal detector enthusiasts

(United Kingdom)

Robert Hale, Worcester News, 6th Sep 2014.

LARPing Enters the Archaeological Record

(United Kingdom)

Martin R., Science Blogs, 3rd Sep 2014.

Metal detector enthusiasts denied detecting by beach owner

(United Kingdom)

Whitstable Times, Canterbury Times, 1st Sep 2014.