The British Museum the U.K. has reported record levels of historical discoveries this year. People have found more than 47,000 objects metal detectors. Metal detecting is a big hobby the U.K. Many people go in the countryside to try and find old coins and other treasure. This year, more people have been metal detecting. This is because the coronavirus. Metal detecting is a good hobby that means social distancing is very easy. People have been recording their finds an app on the British Museum's website. The U.K. Culture Minister said: "It is brilliant to see the [app] growing strength to strength lockdown thanks to garden discoveries and digital reporting."
The British Museum said people have dug many exciting and interesting things this year. Perhaps the best find the new discoveries are two hoards coins. One the hoards contained 50 South African solid gold coins found 50 miles northwest London. The other coin hoard contained gold coins and one silver coin featuring the British kings Edward IV and Henry VIII. Experts believe they were buried the 16th century. Another find was an ancient Roman furniture fitting made copper. It featured the face the god Oceanus and dates to AD 43-200. The British Museum said the app, "ensures finds, important understanding Britain's past, are not lost but instead recorded".