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Unearthed treasures go on display
Metal detector enthusiast - picture courtesy of Paul Cringle
Local items and those from further afield are on display
Artefacts uncovered by metal detector enthusiasts on the Isle of Man are going on show.

A new temporary exhibition opens at the House of Manannan in Peel, which will display both Manx items, and pictures of well-know recovered artefacts.

Enthusiasts will also be offering advice on how to get involved.

The exhibition, entitled Our Treasured Past - 30 Years of Metal Detecting in the Isle of Man, opens next weekend and runs until 5 March.

Allison Fox, curator of archaeology for Manx National Heritage said: "The contribution that metal detecting has made to our understanding of the Isle of Man's past is an important one.

"There are artefacts discovered in the national collections which help us to illustrate the Story of Mann and there are items reported to us that remain with their finder or owner to care for.

"This is a great opportunity to see some of the items that have emerged from the soil or sand through metal detecting over the past 30 years."


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