Topic ID #36933 - posted 4/10/2016 6:42 PM

Looting dressed up as television



Virginia archaeologists slam plantation dig for TV series

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — State archaeologists are criticizing Confederate treasure hunters for a dig at a plantation site in Southside Virginia during the shooting of a television series last year.

One archaeologist likened the dig to ripping pages from a history book.

The filmed dig for artifacts was for a Discovery Channel series called Rebel Gold. While the treasure hunters had the permission of family members to dig at Oak Hill Plantation, the Danville Register & Bee ( reports they now regret that decision.


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