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(BBC-US)   If you hid your jar full of change a couple thousand years ago and can't remember where, we've got some good news for you   (bbc.com) divider line 42
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2014-07-07 02:21:20 PM  
content7.flixster.com
 
2014-07-07 02:51:53 PM  
"Was an individual simply hiding his 'best stuff' for safe keeping? Or perhaps speculating, in the hope that the value would increase in the future, like a modern-day ISA? Could it have been a sacred place to the Late Iron Age peoples that was taboo to enter in everyday life, making it a safe place that would ensure that person's valuables were protected?"

Could it have been an oracle fleecing the public out of coins in exchange for vague "prophecies"?  Could it have been an early church fleecing the public out of coins in exchange for promises of future reward?  Or maybe it was the home of a goose that shat coins, thus beginning the Legend of the Golden Goose.  Perhaps Jack the Giant Slayer placed his ill-gotten gains there for safe-keeping.  Rumplestiltskin, perhaps?

I love historians.  When they have no goddamned idea what they're talking about, they make shiat up in hopes of creating a tourist attraction.
 
2014-07-07 03:19:12 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-07 03:22:37 PM  
And how much will that get me on an Amazon gift card?
 
2014-07-07 04:00:20 PM  

johnsoninca: [img.fark.net image 500x328]


Is it just me, or does she have a giant bicep compared to the rest of her body?
 
2014-07-07 04:19:43 PM  
I wish the Romans had invaded San Diego and stayed for four hundred odd years. Then maybe we could dig up something interesting.
 
2014-07-07 04:45:52 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: [content7.flixster.com image 360x198]


Came for the 'Penny' Tessio reference, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-07-07 05:25:49 PM  
CSB:

About 5000 years ago I was wandering around what would become Stonehenge, and there were these massive aliens hauling around huge slabs of rock.

While I was observing them, an alien with a hard hat and clipboard came up to me and said, "Um...hi.  I need to you sign for all this."

I was rather surprised and didn't know what to say other than, "I really don't think I have the authority to sign for something like this."

Looking a bit peeved, the alien just let out a big sigh and said, "Look, buddy, if you don't sign for these we're just going to leave them here like this."
 
2014-07-07 05:57:02 PM  
Either there is some amazing cave art there, or that is more of a "tunnel" than a cave...


news.bbcimg.co.uk
 
2014-07-07 05:58:27 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: johnsoninca: [img.fark.net image 500x328]

Is it just me, or does she have a giant bicep compared to the rest of her body?


It's a wide angle lens that distorts around the edges making them appear larger.
 
2014-07-07 06:04:09 PM  
I stopped in for the "We found your jar." joke...   Leaving sad.  :-/
 
2014-07-07 06:06:39 PM  
It's obviously dragon poop.
 
2014-07-07 06:12:25 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: [content7.flixster.com image 360x198]


You're the best .
 
2014-07-07 06:12:52 PM  
They should have started a savings accounts. With all the accrued interest they could buy the last can of anchovies.
 
2014-07-07 06:14:52 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: [content7.flixster.com image 360x198]


What I was thinking too.

/subby
 
2014-07-07 06:15:41 PM  

Fat Man Of La Mancha: Angela Lansbury's Merkin: johnsoninca: [img.fark.net image 500x328]

Is it just me, or does she have a giant bicep compared to the rest of her body?

It's a wide angle lens that distorts around the edges making them appear larger.


He should have focused on her breasts.
 
2014-07-07 06:18:37 PM  

Diogenes: CSB:

About 5000 years ago I was wandering around what would become Stonehenge, and there were these massive aliens hauling around huge slabs of rock.

While I was observing them, an alien with a hard hat and clipboard came up to me and said, "Um...hi.  I need to you sign for all this."

I was rather surprised and didn't know what to say other than, "I really don't think I have the authority to sign for something like this."

Looking a bit peeved, the alien just let out a big sigh and said, "Look, buddy, if you don't sign for these we're just going to leave them here like this."


+1 I liked it
 
2014-07-07 06:27:13 PM  

Mikey1969: Either there is some amazing cave art there, or that is more of a "tunnel" than a cave...


[news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x261]


I liked the caption underneath the picture
 
2014-07-07 06:28:01 PM  

Diogenes: CSB:

About 5000 years ago I was wandering around what would become Stonehenge, and there were these massive aliens hauling around huge slabs of rock.

While I was observing them, an alien with a hard hat and clipboard came up to me and said, "Um...hi.  I need to you sign for all this."

I was rather surprised and didn't know what to say other than, "I really don't think I have the authority to sign for something like this."

Looking a bit peeved, the alien just let out a big sigh and said, "Look, buddy, if you don't sign for these we're just going to leave them here like this."


why did you have to be a dick and not sign for them? a lot of people have been wondering about those.
 
2014-07-07 06:28:36 PM  
It was a swear jar. Every time you said "Jehovah", you had to put a coin in. When the jar was full they stoned you to death for blasphemy using the coins as pebbles.Fortunately, nobody had more than a handful of coins and it was hard to get a minyan together in Southern Britain before Jesus visited it with his uncle Joe, so it is unlikely the coins were ever thrown in anger.

Jehovah.

Cue the Monty Python references in 3 ... 2 ... 1.
 
2014-07-07 06:30:49 PM  
I have a buddy who really knows this stuff. Can I call him down to find out Whatcha got here?
 
2014-07-07 06:44:17 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Fat Man Of La Mancha: Angela Lansbury's Merkin: johnsoninca: [img.fark.net image 500x328]

Is it just me, or does she have a giant bicep compared to the rest of her body?

It's a wide angle lens that distorts around the edges making them appear larger.

He should have focused on her breasts.


That's harsh.  She's a cute girl - I'd star her coin, if you know what I mean.  As long as I didn't have to look at those freakish arms...
 
2014-07-07 06:48:52 PM  

Diogenes: CSB:

About 5000 years ago I was wandering around what would become Stonehenge, and there were these massive aliens hauling around huge slabs of rock.

While I was observing them, an alien with a hard hat and clipboard came up to me and said, "Um...hi.  I need to you sign for all this."

I was rather surprised and didn't know what to say other than, "I really don't think I have the authority to sign for something like this."

Looking a bit peeved, the alien just let out a big sigh and said, "Look, buddy, if you don't sign for these we're just going to leave them here like this."


You sound old, or maybe you're a time traveler. What does the future hold for us?
 
2014-07-07 06:49:59 PM  
The person who found it.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-07 07:09:24 PM  
linoit.com
 
2014-07-07 07:41:39 PM  

happydude45: Mikey1969: Either there is some amazing cave art there, or that is more of a "tunnel" than a cave...


[news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x261]

I liked the caption underneath the picture


Sounds like a great bar, doesn't it?
 
2014-07-07 07:45:52 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: johnsoninca: [img.fark.net image 500x328]

Is it just me, or does she have a giant bicep compared to the rest of her body?


The peepshow coins don't heft theyselves
 
2014-07-07 07:48:00 PM  
I can't even find the beer I set down ten minutes ago somewhere in this damn house.
 
2014-07-07 08:01:40 PM  
They can't take those.  Those are somebody else's wishes. They're somebody else's dreams.
 
2014-07-07 08:28:02 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: They can't take those.  Those are somebody else's wishes. They're somebody else's dreams.


 Yeah, but you know what? This one, this one right here. This was my dream, my wish. And it didn't come true. So I'm taking it back. I'm taking them all back.
 
2014-07-07 08:46:15 PM  

leevis: They should have started a savings accounts. With all the accrued interest they could buy the last can of anchovies.

a seat at the restaurant at the end of the universe.
 
2014-07-07 09:45:05 PM  
OBAMAAAAAAA!
i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-07 10:53:26 PM  
Yes, that was me. Hand it over.
For that kind of money, you can say I'm as old as you like. Then I can be in the Guinness book of Records too. And looking damn good for my age, too.
 
2014-07-08 12:17:53 AM  
I left those there in a past life, so they still belong to me even though I'm taller, fatter, and much older. I'm just poorer now than I was then.
 
2014-07-08 03:30:29 AM  
Look, I'll offer you twenty bucks. Best I can do.
 
2014-07-08 06:42:36 AM  

abhorrent1: I can't even find the beer I set down ten minutes ago somewhere in this damn house.


You finished it and threw it in the trash.
And that wasn't even your last one, that was seven beers ago.
There's a reason you can't remember where you set it.
 
2014-07-08 10:57:11 AM  
Good thing it was found on public land.  In the UK, the land owner is obligated to sell items to a museum if they are deemed treasure.
 
2014-07-08 11:51:40 AM  

huntercr: Good thing it was found on public land.  In the UK, the land owner is obligated to sell items to a museum if they are deemed treasure.


And they get about 10% of what it's really worth.
 
2014-07-08 11:55:56 AM  
Couple of thousand years ago? Was it 30 pieces of silver?

hmmagazine.com
 
2014-07-08 02:46:20 PM  
Isn't there some thing about these sorts of finds being declared "treasure" ? I know in the U.S., it's pretty much finders keepers, but in the UK, I think the Crown takes it and then cuts you a check for the value. Anybody know what I'm talking about?
 
2014-07-08 04:02:21 PM  

strobis48z4: huntercr: Good thing it was found on public land.  In the UK, the land owner is obligated to sell items to a museum if they are deemed treasure.

And they get about 10% of what it's really worth.


phyrkrakr: Isn't there some thing about these sorts of finds being declared "treasure" ? I know in the U.S., it's pretty much finders keepers, but in the UK, I think the Crown takes it and then cuts you a check for the value. Anybody know what I'm talking about?


Ah. Late again, I see.
 
2014-07-08 05:37:52 PM  

Jeepman1974: Plant Rights Activist: They can't take those.  Those are somebody else's wishes. They're somebody else's dreams.

 Yeah, but you know what? This one, this one right here. This was my dream, my wish. And it didn't come true. So I'm taking it back. I'm taking them all back.


You should leave that one for my one eyed willie.
 
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