Digging for treasure: Is 'nighthawking' stealing our past?

23 Mar 2015 9:50 AM | Anonymous

Digging for treasure: Is 'nighthawking' stealing our past?

  • 21 March 2015

Heritage groups say one of the countryside's most famous monuments is "under attack" from illegal metal detectorists hunting for buried treasure. But what is "nighthawking" - and is it robbing us of our past?

"See a penny, pick it up and all that day you'll have good luck" - it's something we've all told ourselves on those harmless occasions we've spotted small change on the ground.

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