Halifax Buried Treasure

Halifax’s buried treasure at the the Salters Gate development

Archeologist: Artifacts found under new hotel detail history of city

The ChronicleHerald.ca
By AMY PUGSLEY FRASER Staff Reporter
January 2, 2007

“The artifacts from under the ground of a new downtown hotel are out of this world, says the lead archeologist.

…Although there is no way to assign monetary value to the thousands of pieces of china and glass, the finds are rich in their collective explanation of city life in the late 1700s.

…The oldest artifacts found under the hotel’s site were beer tankards from 1750 to 1760, found in a well behind the Double Eagle Tavern, the precursor to the Split Crow.”

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