Originally posted by Mr Mask
Well the cash money is hardly the "only reward" to be had by this man.
Howard Carter went down in history and shall always be known by history and mankind for what he found.
.....Not really, within months most Brittish will forget this, and slowly, but surely this will be forgotten, not to mention that with the economic
crisis which is getting worse soon enough people won't give a hoot about this, and will be preoccupied instead on finding money to buy food and pay
I am proud to be, or used to be, a metal detectorist/treasure hunter in my spare time, and I can tell you that usually people finding stuff like this
MIGHT get a finder's fee, which is not really much, more so in the U.S., but they won't get the value of what they find if it is turned in to the
I have found coins, rings, and even some gold dust in the past, and if I could do it I would be out there trying to find more treasure, which despite
the laughs of the ignorant fools who like to belittle anyone who is a treasure hunter, there is plenty of gold, and silver, as well as other relics to
I used to look mainly in places that are not deemed "historical sites" or in "National Parks" because it is illegal. However, you do have to ask
the wisdom of such measures when the government is not looking for these relics, and they will remain buried until the laws are stripped away, or will
simply remain buried forever.
However, I also do understand why such laws exist to protect historical sites. I have visited many ghost towns, many which are historical sites, and I
know that if there were no laws restricting this there are many people who don't care and just want money and will destroy historical sites.
Real treasure hunters do our best to leave the areas where we explore as if we had never been there.
One of the things the government could do to help Americans in this time of need is to have some restriction on treasure hunting, and gold/silver
prospecting but not in a way that the person who finds such treasure just gets a pat on the back which is how things are right now with the laws on
treasure hunting and gold/silver prospecting.
There should be some kind of licensing system, as it is done for hunters, and people who want to do MD, and or prospecting should know how to leave
the area where they searched as if they were never there.
Oh, and with the "redistribution of wealth" that Democrats/Liberals in power want to implement I am certain there will be further restrictions for
treasure hunting, and or gold/silver prospecting....
Democrats/Liberals in power want everyone else to be poor, and them to be the rich elite telling people how they should live, and what they can, and
can't do, it is the beauty of "Socialism"....
[edit on 24-9-2009 by ElectricUniverse]