Erwin Suurd treasure story

During the long summer months most of my fields are under crop, full of corn and potatoes, and finding a place to search with my XP Deus can be very difficult. I quite often drive around my province looking for search opportunities and talking to local people. One evening on my way home I noticed a sign saying the Dutch Oil Company, after making some enquiries I found out they were installing a new pipeline across the country. During the works they planned to remove approximately 30 meters of soil for about 30 cm deep over a trail of 30 kilometers. I gained permission and from that day I started to search with my XP Deus every available evening.

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Weeks passed without finding a single item, after all, the top layer had been completely removed. In the north of Holland there wasn’t very much recorded ancient activity. The excavated ground was so clean I could run the Deus to it’s full potential.

I used a low frequency, and set my discrimination level to zero, the power levels were set high without getting any interference. One evening when walking along the spoil, I noticed some pieces of old pottery lying in the earth, they looked very old. I searched the area, once again the Deus didn’t make any sound. It was now getting late so I started to walk towards the car I was stopped in my tracks by a loud beep rattling my headphones. The same noise I always hear when I find an empty soda can.

I turned 90 degrees and drifted my coil over the target again. It was the same response, only a bit shorter, it was a clean and steady sound, but noticeably sharp at the edges. I placed my spade next to the target and turned over a pile of yellow soil. Another sweep over the hole and there was no signal, so it must be in the spoil. Bending down and grabbing a handful of soil I felt the weight of a large piece of metal, I slowly brushed away the dirt…

My heart stopped for a moment when I realized what I was holding! I instantly recognized it as an ancient bronze dagger! The same evening I sent Some photographs to my local archaeologist and he very quickly responded back to me. ” please be very careful and don’t try to clean this yourself !, I would like to see you as soon as possible”.

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After studying the dagger the archeologist told me it is a dagger from the early bronze age. Made in England and possibly 3700 hundred years old.

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Today the dagger is in the provincial museum for everyone to see which gives me great satisfaction.

Erwin Suurd Netherlands

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