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If the police came to your cop. What to do?
Dig and don't break the law? Go to England, they dig there, and museums buy out the finds. The commentator, A.M., sent advice on what to do with the police on the cop. It is relevant for Russia and Belarus. But the general principle will be useful to all. We read, especially beginners.

The time has come when the search with a metal detector has become not so innocuous hobby, and I seriously thought about the topic of legal protection of our Read more "If your cop came to the police. What to do?"

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Where to dig with a metal detector under the new law
As it turned out, recently the search for various items with a metal detector has become quite common occupation. So let's figure out where we can do this so as not to break any laws.

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For all fans of excavations has long been passed a law prohibiting the carrying out such activities

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Where can I dig with a metal detector by law?
As you know, in August last year the so-called law on metal detectors came into force. This has raised a lot of questions on the part of those citizens for whom the so-called "device search" is a favorite hobby. Let's find out what this law is and where you can dig with a metal detector by law.

The full name of the adopted law is "On amending certain laws of the Russian Federation in terms of the suppression of illegal activities in the field of archaeology" of 23.07.2013, No.245-Fz. According to it:

The state is the owner of ANY finds from the sphere of archaeological heritage, as well as archaeological objects, which are found by citizens on the surface, in the earthen layer and under water.

For the removal of archaeological finds from the site of their location, in case it entailed the destruction of the cultural layer, criminal responsibility is provided. It is important that the cultural layer is a layer under water or in the ground, if it contains traces of human activity, which is more than a hundred years old, according to the legislation.
Further, the law deals with the acquisition, marketing of cultural heritage items.

At first glance, this law finally deprives citizens of the right to dig with a metal detector anywhere. But it's not. In fact, at its core, the law remained unchanged in the sense that the search with a metal detector and unauthorized excavations have been banned since the days of Soviet rule, and remained forbidden. But at the same time there are a number of situations in which these actions are quite legal.

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