Treasure Hunter Captured in Ancient Roman Town in Northwest Bulgaria

Politics | June 5, 2008, Thursday // 00:00

The local police captured Wednesday night one more treasure hunter on the spot in the ancient Roman town of Ratsiaria located close to the city of Vidin in northwest Bulgaria.

The man was digging illegally using a metal detector, a pickaxe, and a shovel. He turned in voluntarily the only ancient Roman coin he had found.

The ancient Roman town of Ratsiaria has been completely destroyed by treasure hunters who at one point used even bulldozers and other large machines to unearth its treasures.

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