Amateur metal detectorist’s discovery unveils one of the largest gold treasures ever found in Denmark

iron age ancient gold treasureThis image (which shows a collection of Iron-Age jewelry found and currently held in Sweden) is used for illustration purposes only. Photo: Gunnel Jansson / Statens historiska museum via Wiki Commons (CC BY 2.5 SE)
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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.

Source: ©️ NTB Scanpix / #NorwayTodayTravel

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1 Comment on "Amateur metal detectorist’s discovery unveils one of the largest gold treasures ever found in Denmark"

  1. A very interesting article about finding gold.

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