One of the most interesting gold treasures at the British Museum is the Gold Mold Cape. It was listed as one of their top ten treasures in 2003 on BBC Television’s special episode of Meet the Ancestors.
The Mold cape was discovered in 1833 at Mold, a small town in Flintshire, Wales. A group of workmen was quarrying for stone in an ancient burial mound when they made the surprising discovery. Other artifacts and skeleton associated with the cape were also found.
The initial copies (over 200) of the Declaration of Independence were called Dunlap Broadsides. Over the past years, a few of these lost treasures have been found. Might you find one? Learn more about them in the following episode of MW's Lost Treasures: