25 Nov 2020

Plunderers unearthing ancient treasures in the UK

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:08 pm on 25 November 2020

Plundered treasure buried by vikings or just forgotten by time is being unearthed all over England by modern-day plunderers using metal detectors.

They're called 'nighthawks' and it's the job of Mark Harrison, Head of Heritage Crime and Policing Advice for Historic England, to stop them. 

We talk about the multi-million dollar treasures that have been found and the heritage that's lost by the illegal trade in artifacts.

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