A large treasure trove of gold has been found in Jutland in Denmark. The treasure was probably dug into the ground by humans 1,500 years ago.
The find consists of ancient jewelry and coins weighing a total of 1 kilo. It’s one of the largest and best-preserved troves of gold ever found in Denmark, Denmark’s Vejle Museums wrote in a press release.
According to Vejlemuseerne, the treasure was buried in a longhouse during the Iron Age, about 1,500 years ago. It probably belonged to a chief.
“Only a member of society’s absolute elite would have been able to collect a treasure like the one that was found,” Vejlemuseerne continued.
A hobby archaeologist with a metal detector first came across the buried treasure in December. Archaeologists then began a major excavation.
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