The legend of Robin Hood comes from English folklore that was made popular during the medieval times. Robin was an outlaw, a thief who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. He became so popular that many iterations of his deeds can be found across the seas. Many people have tried emulating Robin Hood and even the Philippines has accounts of so-called heroic outlaws that do as Robin did.
Although the tale of Robin Hood is fictional, many things about his legend are true. Sherwood Forest, in particular, is a real place.
Sherwood Forest is located within the bounds of Nottinghamshire, England, and it is within Sherwood where Robin Hood was said to operate. With his band of Merry Men, Robin prowled Sherwood Forest for any errant nobles, robbed them of their valuables, and gave a portion of those valuables away to the less fortunate. This is precisely why Robin is such a popular figure – he was man of the common people.
Mark Thompson, an amateur treasure hunter, reportedly made quite a find in Sherwood Forest. He discovered a sapphire ring while exploring the forest.
Thompson found the ring while he was walking around the forest with his metal detector in-hand. His first thought when his detector started going off just 20 minutes after starting his walk was that it was just a coin or something similar. To his utter surprise, he found a gold ring with a sapphire in the middle. The ring’s value was said to be about £70,000 (about P4,600,000).
Check out the ring in the video below:
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