Metal detecting finds ancient treasure in U.K.

The British Museum reported record levels of historical discoveries. People found more than 47,000 objects. People used metal detectors in the countryside to find old coins and other treasure. Metal detecting is a good hobby during coronavirus because social distancing is easy. People put their discoveries on an app on the museum's website. The U.K. Culture Minister said: "It is brilliant to see the [app] growing from strength to strength."

The museum said that perhaps the best find among the new discoveries are coins. Someone found 50 South African solid gold coins near London. Another find contained gold coins and one silver coin with the faces of British kings. These coins were buried in the 16th century. Another find was from ancient Roman furniture from AD 43-200. It had the face of the god Oceanus on it. The museum said the finds are important for understanding Britain's past.