The young girl was out enjoying her third metal-detecting trip when she happened to stumble across a pile of Bronze Age axes and other artifacts!
What is the most exciting thing that happened to you at thirteen? For me, the biggest or most exciting thing that ever happened when I was 13 was that I got my braces off just in time for 8th-grade graduation photos. It seems silly now, but it was a huge deal back then. However, my big moment at 13 comes nowhere close to the discovery made by a 13-year-old girl in England.
The young girl was out enjoying her third metal-detecting trip when she happened to stumble across a pile of Bronze Age axes.
The girl, Milly, had recently started taking up her dad’s favorite hobby – metal detecting – when she was out wandering through a field close to Royston in Hertfordshire. There, she came across the first of what would turn out to be 65 items dating all the way back to 1300 BC.
At first, when her dad dug out the first item, both he and Milly joked that perhaps it was an axe. And it turned out to be so!
Milly shared with the BBC, “I got a signal and yelled at my dad and when he started digging he went ‘this could be an axe,’ and he was joking around about it.”
They then started digging down further into the Earth and managed to uncover roughly 20 more items before archaeologists arrived on the scene the next day to take over the excavation. Once they were done with the professional excavation, the hoard of Bronze Age artifacts totaled 65!
Milly stated that were she to be offered any money for her find, she would be splitting it equally with the landowner.
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