It has taken a few days for this to filter into the British press, but the Independent has the story of a fifth century hoard found in Rhineland Palatinate that includes silver bowls, jewellery and small statues that might have adorned a grand chair.
The haul was found by a metal detectorist/looter next to a Roman road near Rülzheim and only discovered when he started to try to sell the pieces on the black market. Police are currently investigating.
The pieces will soon go on display in Mainz and Speyer, according to state archaeologist Axel von Berg.
For those with German, this was first reported in Die Welt last Friday and it did a good update on Tuesday. SpiegelOnline is solid, as is Süddeutsche.de and there is a good tabloid version in the Bild. Good to see that so many of the German articles focus on the illegal nature of the looter's activities.
There is a nice video report at SWR Fernsehen.