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Ancient and modern

The ancient problem of the man who threw away £150m in bitcoin

13 August 2022

9:00 AM

13 August 2022

9:00 AM

James Howells has spent years trying to persuade Newport council to allow him to spend millions digging up a rubbish tip to find a computer hard-drive, possibly containing yet more millions, whichhe threw away in 2013.

The ancients, who found obdurate behaviour fascinating, often explored such human failings in their myths, many of which featured horribly appropriate outcomes.

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