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    Archaeologist discovers lost city of Trellech

    Archaeologist discovers lost city of Trellech

     

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    If it wasn’t for the moles, English archaeologist Stuart Wilson may never have discovered his find of a lifetime.

    Back in 2002, when Wilson was an archaeology graduate, a farmer investigating some molehills in a field near the border between England and Wales discovered something unusual. Scattered about the freshly dug mounds of earth were what appeared to be shards of pottery.

    The farmer reported his find to the Monmouth Archaeological Society, which tipped off Wilson to head out and take a look. Upon his first investigation, he discovered what appeared to be the remains of a wall. Despite this promising start, it would be another two years before he would have the chance to fully uncover the site’s secrets. All it took was a giant financial leap of faith.

    In 2004, the 4.6-acre plot came up for auction. Instead of buying his first house, Wilson decided to throw down a winning bid of 32,000 pounds (about $39,000) and purchase what visually appeared to be little more than a beautiful, green field.

    “I should have really bought a house and got out from my parents’, but I thought: ‘To hell with my parents, I will stay at home and I shall buy a field instead,” he told the U.K. Telegraph. “People said ‘you must be mad’.”

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  • Octafish (2183 posts)
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    1. That's what all kids say.

    Me included, once. Before I had kids. “To hell with my parents, I will…”

    Great story about Trellech, WillyT. Reminds me of how I stay sane and somewhat on target.


    Matthew 13:44

    The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and in his joy he went and sold all he had and bought that field.

  • Eggar (680 posts)
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    2. Animals can dig up much

    that say a lot about ourselves

     

     

     

    (i’ve used this b4 – i know, I suk)

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