The amateur archaeologists in this video all made some amazing finds and discoveries. These lucky people found gold, artifacts and other expensive stuff burried under the ground...
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Just because you're not a professional with a degree, doesn't mean you can't find incredible things in the dirt. Sometimes, all you need is a metal detector and a lot of luck to find some of the most amazing archeological finds... Ancient ruins, coins, swords, even a World War Two bomber can all be found without any kind of proper training. Anybody can find priceless artifacts if they just look hard enough...
Number X. Ballarat Nugget
Gold is super valuable... at least that's what the late night infomercials say, anyway. As of writing, gold is sitting at about $39 per gram, which... yeah, that's pretty good. To put that into perspective, a gram of gold could put gas into your car, and buy you a pizza and rent a movie (if you stretched it). In other words, a gram of gold is a pretty decent night in.
Number X. Roman Era artifacts
Ran Feinstien and Ofer Raanan are two Israeli novice divers who were diving around the ancient port of Caesarea when they stumbled onto something crazy.... a wealth of ancient roman sculptures and artifacts.
Number X. 3,000 year old Bronze-age sword
For this next entry, let's head all the way to the Denmark... assuming you aren't already in Denmark, I guess. A pair of Danish friends, Ernst Christiansen and Lis Therkildsen, had brought a metal detector out for a walk out in a field, in the town of Svebolle.
Number X. World War 2 Bomber found by Veterans
Let me introduce you to Operation Nightingale. It's an archaeological project that lets veterans go out into the field and practice some basic archaeology at various sites. The project is used as a means to give injured veterans, or veterans struggling with psychological trauma a different kind of therapy, if they want it. That's where a group of veterans in the UK come into play.
Number X. Mr. Rajaguru's Bizarre temple adventures
An Indian schoolteacher walks into a forest... No, that wasn't a set-up for a joke or anything, an Indian schoolteacher, named Mr. Rajaguru was actually walking in a forest, when he found an ancient temple. That's a pretty productive hike, if I do say so myself...
Number X. gold bracelets in Denmark
Remember the "Apocalypse" list we did awhile back, and how we went on and on about vikings? Well that's because Vikings are cool... At least this writer thinks so, anyway. Back to the topic, though: A small team of amateur archaeologists discovered a huge cache of golden viking bracelets in Denmark. the bracelets were all found relatively close to each other... and that's a really big deal.
Number X. Roman Emperor's needed slaves for their tunnels... or the other way around? Probably the other way around.
Tivoli, Italy. The home of Roman Emperor Hadrian's Villa. It's a villa... with a giant system of underground tunnels!
Janet Stephens, a professional hairdresser and sometimes amateur archaeologist, discovered an ancient roman hairstyle that had been lost to time. Which is super impressive and cool since it's literally a revival of history.
Number X. Ithaca
Ever read up on your greek? Ever hear of a little obscure book called... The Odyssey? That question was rhetorical, if you've seriously never heard of or read The Odyssey, go find your local library, if those even still exist.
When Macmillan talked about the wind of change, he was referring to the desire of African nations for their independence. But he might just as easily have been talking about education in England, where many concerns - about the extent of underprivilege, the need for a more child-centred style of education in primary schools, the unfairness of the selective tripartite system of secondary schools, and wider access to higher education - were now reaching a climax.
Tory education policy.
In his book The Making of Tory Education Policy in Post-War Britain 1950-1986 , Christopher Knight argues that in the period between 1950 and 1974 the Conservative Party failed to fashion an educational policy in line with Conservative philosophy (Knight 1990:3).
However, the beginnings of a Tory education policy can be seen, Knight suggests, in One Nation - A Tory Approach to Social Problems , published by the Conservative Political Centre in 1950. It was written by nine members of what became known as the One Nation group of Tory MPs, including Edward Heath, lain Macleod, Angus Maude and Enoch Powell, who were committed to preserving the church schools and the private sector, to defending the tripartite system, and to opposing what they saw as the enforced uniformity of comprehensive education.
In his contribution to One Nation , Maude wrote: The modern insistence on humanising teaching methods . must not be made an excuse for abandoning the traditional disciplines of learning . We deplore the present tendency to drag down the brighter children to the level of the dull ones (quoted in Knight 1990:12-13). It was perhaps unsurprising that the Tories should have spent little effort in developing a coherent education policy in the early 1950s because, when they regained power in 1951, the overwhelming need was for more school places to cope with the rapidly rising birth rate. Oversize classes (forty or more pupils) and inadequate buildings were the dominant issues for politicians, civil servants and parents alike . A wider vision of schooling was not yet developed