April 17, 2012 Leave a comment
Lately we have been lucky with some beautiful weather and around siesta time, we have all found ourselves in a bit of a day dream thinking about if we could go metal detecting anywhere in the world, where would we go and why?
Sure, we came up with tonnes of places we would like to go…here is our top 5!
…Machu Picchu was one. Why? Famously referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas” and located in southern Peru, this fascinating city lies on top of a mountain only accessible by train or 4-day trek (we fancied the trek). It was an important cultural centre for the Inca civilisation, but was abandoned when the Spanish came. The location was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983 and was also named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007!
Petra was another. Why? We think Petra is one of the coolest and biggest attractions in the world! Carved into a canyon in Arabah, Jordan, Petra was made famous by the third Indiana Jones film when he went to find the Holy Grail. Though its founding is not known, it appears this place had settlers as early as the 6th century B.C. Under Roman rule, the site declined rapidly and was abandoned by the late 4th century.
Stonehenge. Why? First off, yes there are amazing place around the world, but let’s not be guilty of overlooking what’s on our doorstep! Located near Salisbury, England, this megalithic structure is over 3,000 years old, and its stones come all the way from Wales. Scholars still are not sure how the builders got the stones from Wales, and have tried to replicate the feat with dismal results. Stonehenge is now fenced off, and you can no longer go into the circle…we’d love to get in there and see what we’d find!
The Colesseum. Why? This one almost doesn’t need any justification, in fact, none of them do really. The idea of standing in the spot Caesar walked, and being amongst the remains of a civilisation that once controlled the “known” world ranks this pretty highly with us. The Colosseum has slowly crumbled throughout the ages and much of it is now restricted; especially the floor and basement where everything was organised…we’d love to have dig here!
The Pyramids at Giza. Why? These beauties are over 3000 years old, and we still don’t have a good idea as to how the Egyptians built these and with such precision. They are truly a marvel of human engineering. The largest, the Great Pyramid, was built by the Pharaoh Khufu and has limited access to it. The Pyramids align to the stars and the solstices and contain vast chambers we still haven’t opened…
So those were a selection of the places we would love to go metal detecting in if we could…
We asked the gang on our Facebook page and here’s what they said…
Deano Young: around the pyramid. In Egypt.
Gabrielle Freeman: Ephesus in turkey.
Peter Davey: On Buckingham Palace lawn
Stephen Llewellyn: got to be rome, history beneath your feet on a mega scale.
Andrew Fudge: UK for me loads of history here on my doorstep
Chris Keyworth: My fave detecting spot thysdrus north africa detected there many times
Hugo Fernandes: PORTUGAL
Richard Walker: Algarve beaches with my minelab Explorer se.
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