In a forest close to the city of Alingsas, Tomas Karlsson, A Swedish cartographer and orienteering fanatic was engaged on a map when he noticed one thing metallic glistening. This was no atypical steel scrap; he had stumbled upon one thing actually extraordinary: 50 Bronze Age relics courting again over 2,500 years.
Primarily consisting of historic jewelry, the discover represents considered one of “essentially the most spectacular and largest cache finds” from the Bronze Age ever within the Nordic nation, the County Administrative Board stated in a press release.
Among the many relics, believed to be from the interval between 750 and 500 BC, are some “very well-preserved necklaces, chains and needles” stated Prof Johan Ling, lecturer in archaeology at Gothenburg College. “Many of the gadgets may be linked to a girl or ladies of excessive standing from the Bronze Age,” he stated, quoted by regional newspaper Goteborgs-Posten.
The objects had been mendacity out within the open in entrance of some boulders out within the forest.
At first, Karlsson thought it was junk. “It appeared like steel rubbish,” he instructed the Dagens Nyheter newspaper. When he examined intently he noticed a spiral and a necklace. “But it surely all appeared so new. I assumed they had been faux,” he continued.
He reported the discover to native authorities who despatched out a crew of archaeologists to look at the location.
“Presumably animals have dug them out of a crevice between the boulders, the place you’ll be able to assume that that they had been mendacity earlier than,” the County Administrative Board stated.