Unknowingly, British Farmer Uses Priceless Dagger As Doorstop
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. When a farmer in Rudham, England, discovered a big, pointed, metal object on his land, he put it to use as a door stop. Still, it was rather elegant - a glowing greenish-bronze - so he had it examined. And now he has $65,000 to put toward a new doorstop because this one was bought by a museum. It turned out to be a 3,500-year-old dagger - an incredibly important find from the Bronze Age. It's MORNING EDITION.
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