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Metal-detecting rallies: characterizing the phenomenon, understanding the challenges, and identifying strategies for heritage protectionHobby metal detectorists search for archaeological finds as individuals and within groups, the latter being the focus of this article. Such groups come together as “clubs” and “meetings,” but also as part of large, often commercially run events typically known as “rallies.” All these activities are attractive to detectorists because...
Wessman, Anna ; Deckers, Pieterjan ; Lewis, Michael ; Thomas, Suzie ; Nolet, Katelijne
BookPolitical intrigue and treachery, heroism and brutal violence, victory and defeat - all this is depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry, an epic account of one of the pivotal episodes in English history embroidered on a strip of linen. Famously, it shows the stricken Anglo-Saxon king Harold dying on the battlefield...
Musgrove, David ; Lewis, Michael
Journal articleIt was common for medieval pilgrims visiting holy sites to purchase souvenirs celebrating the cults of local saints and then touch these upon associated relics. Such items not only became signs of the places journeyed to, but also – it was believed – took on mystical properties that might cure...