Here’s a stunning display of 700,000 artefacts found by archaeologists during metro extension works in Amsterdam being proudly displayed to commuters.

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Meanwhile, over in London archaeologists working for the Portable Antiquities Scheme have just held the last “PASt Explorers Conference”, massively praising finders for doing no more than they ought to and avoiding admitting to the Government or the taxpaying or stakeholding public  that ten times as many artefacts as in Amsterdam can’t be displayed, having been legally dug up but not reported by thousands of totally uncooperative British detectorists.

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More Heritage Journal views on artefact collecting
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