Who has never dreamed of discovering a great treasure by simple opportunity? In Denmark, an amateur archaeologist put all the contradictions in his favor: the cheerful researcher’s precious discovery, using for the first time his new metal finder far from the village of Jelling (south), the cradle of the kings of the Viking era.
As specifically announced Western FranceHe was confronted with less than 22 gold items: coins, a medal or a bracelet. If the whole is beautifully decorated, it has a historical value above all else: it dates from the 6th century, even before the time of the “Vikings’ era”!
However, the Wezley Museum, located in southern Denmark, certified this treasure by offering it to the national press from a distance in early September. “We see a lot of symbols out there, some of which are still unknown to us, which will allow us to expand our knowledge of the humans of this era before the Viking Age,” the research director told Agency France-Press Mates Rao. Danish Museum. The discovery of these artifacts was kept secret for almost 6 months. They will be available to the public from February 2022.
A “world-class” invention
Peter Wang Peterson, archaeologist and observer at the National Museum in Copenhagen, praised the discovery: “This is the most beautiful (…) world-class discovery of gold objects I’ve ever seen since I started working here”, he announced on the Danish public radio and television microphone. D.R..
For those who love Scandinavian culture, the Banobli of these products is (really) worth the gold. So discovered near the site of the gelling stones (set by the Danish Gorm Elder and his son Harold Neelapall in the 10th century), our amateur “detective” invention is particularly preserved: witness to a very rich portrait bearing various objects. For example, a coin shows the Roman emperor Constantine, who ruled in the 4th century.
The period marked by the long winter
Experts have already given some clues as to the origin of the treasure. It was buried by local nobles as an offering to God during the Little Ice Age of 535-536. This short period was marked by a long winter in Europe and a significant drop in temperature, especially the events caused by volcanic eruptions in the tropics.
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