09-30-2004, 10:13 PM #1Former Member
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Man fills in historic treasure after row with officials
A Dutch artist who discovered historic treasure in his garden has decided to cover his find up. It's believed Gerd Jan Roos from Oudeschild on the Dutch isle of Texel found items dating back 400 years last week.
It resulted in him gaining national media coverage.
However, officials who came to see the items showed more interest in a garden shed he'd built without permission, so he's decided to ban any further inspections.
Roos, an artist, said: "I originally thought I'd dug up an old cesspit, which was full of old pipes, pottery, perfume bottles, vases and boots."
But now he's filled in the hole and built a pond.
He told the Noordhollands Dagblad: "No-one will be allowed to enter my garden anymore. No civil servants and no archeologists. As long as I live their will be no more digging."