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    Posted August 5, 2011 by
    Bel Air, Maryland

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    Found Treasure in SC


         Do you remember building sandcastles when you were young or digging for treasure in the sand, imagining you were a pirate? Well, we as a family still find ourselves digging for treasure years later now with our little girls and building elaborate sand sculptures on the beach.

          It just so happens, that a couple of days ago while we were on vacation on Hilton Head Island, SC, we were taking an early morning walk on the beach (pic included), and my husband started digging a little to show our girls the different layers of sand. As he was digging, we all noticed a little figure pop out of the sand that looked odd and nothing like the shells around. We were all pretty excited at this point because a year ago my husband found an Indian arrowhead on this same very beach, so we thought this would be a similar object, to our shock after washing the object off, we discovered it was a little clay or stone girl statue. There are no other identifying marks on it, just the carved out body parts and it's about 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide. We need help in identifying this little figurine. The beach where we found this is actually very remote and we think we are the only ones who venture out to this beach because it's very hard to get to. During high tide, the beach gets completely covered by water and we often see dolphins and sharks on our walks in the mornings during low tide, which is the only time anyone can get to this beach and dig on it. Please help us identify this little treasure we found, at least what period it came from? We are sure there are lots of knowledgable CNN viewers out there who might know what this little statue might be or where it came from. If you have any other questions as to the circumstances of how we unearthed it or the exact spot, ask away.

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