Stuff people find

What's your artifact doing in Boss Kean's ditch?
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Cool story, if true:
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https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornw ... rt-5001747
Walkers enjoying their daily exercise at a beach in Cornwall have recently been noticing a strange object jutting out of the cliff.

Like a fossilised scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, what looks like an old mine cart on rails appears to be emerging from the rock face, 40ft up from the sand.

In fact, this wagon, which is probably close to 100 years old, is a rusty remnant from an ambitious operation to extract tin-rich sand from Gwithian beach near Hayle between the First and Second World Wars.
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https://secretsoftheice.com/news/2019/1 ... xpedition/
John Torrington
Beattie and his team started by opening the grave of Leading Stoker John Torrington. According to his grave marker, he died on January 1, 1846, the first seaman to die during the expedition.

Just as the original burial party would have experienced, the Beattie team found it hard work hacking their way down through the frozen gravel. Finally, at depth of 1.5 m, the lid of the coffin appeared. After lifting the lid, they could see the dead incased in a block of ice. They applied heated water to thaw the remains. This is a method we also use on our glacial sites, if artifacts are still encased in ice.
So much for "rest in peace".