This article is not genealogy-related but it does deal with history. I also found it interesting.
79-year-old Bill Wyman is an amateur historian and a metal detector enthusiast. Treasure detecting adventures in the British Isles are detailed in Wyman’s 2005 illustrated book, Treasure Islands, co-written with Richard Havers.
“I’ve found 200 old coins, Roman brooches and an axe from 1700 BC. I’ve discovered Roman sites, all manner of 15th-century artifacts, all of which are verified by the British Museum.”
Bill Wyman also designed and markets a patented “Bill Wyman signature metal detector.” See http://billwyman.com/2012/11/bill-wyman-signature-metal-detector/ for details.
Wyman says that he should have been an archivist. However, he missed his calling and did not follow that career path. Instead, he spent the past 55 years as a singer, guitarist, and organist. He was a member of the Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1993. He also played with the Stones at the band’s 50th anniversary shows at the O2 Arena in 2012.
In a related note, a former member of the Rolling Stones is now 79 years old! (gasp)