But actually GETTING a pile of gold coins is not so fun. In fact, treasure hunting can be a real pain in the dubloon. I mean, you’ve probably seen someone at the beach who’s puttering with a metal detector. You know, the older gentleman who’s wearing black socks and a sensible hat, and is sweeping a big disc back and forth in front of him? Like me, you may have wondered, “Is it remotely possible that he’s enjoying himself?”
A man named Terry Herbert was certainly having a good time recently when he discovered over 1,500 pieces of jewelry and weapons. They were all made of gold and silver. And they were over a thousand years old. The treasure was so priceless and important, nobody could even say how much it was worth!
So how did Herbert find these riches? Was he a historian who had taken years putting together clues from Dan Brown novels? Or maybe he was more of an adventurous Indiana Jones treasure hunter!
No and nope. Herbert had bought a metal detector for a few dollars at a rummage sale, and he was out puttering around in a field with it. And I would bet a gold bracelet he was wearing black socks at the time!