Somewhere along the Cumbria-Lancashire border, a metal detector enthusiast named Darren Webster uncovered a simple lead pot, and out spilled a fortune in Viking silver. "That's when I noticed I'd found something of great importance," he said. (photo)
The more than 200 pieces contained in the pot included ornate bracelets, coins, and ingots, all in "fantastic condition.” One of the coins found originated in the Middle East. Locals hope that the treasure will be displayed at a museum in Cumbria.