Most children have dreamed of making an exciting discovery on a beach or in an old cave at one point or another. Perhaps it’s a product of too many adventure films and TV series, maybe it’s just natural human curiosity at a young age.
In any case, I can vividly remember how excited I was when my grandfather gifted me a metal detector for my 11th birthday. Oh, the lost treasure I was going to find! I couldn’t wait to head out to the beach and start scanning the sand.
While I – much to my dismay – didn’t discover anything remotely worthy of a museum exhibit, the truth is that there are fascinating finds made on shores across the world every year.