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 odd steel scrap; he had stumbled upon one thing really extraordinary: 50 Bronze Age relics relationship again over 2,500 years.
Primarily consisting of historic jewelry, the discover represents one among “probably the most spectacular and largest cache finds” from the Bronze Age ever within the Nordic nation, the County Administrative Board stated in an announcement.
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 could be linked to a lady or girls of excessive standing from the Bronze Age,” he stated, quoted by regional newspaper Goteborgs-Posten.
The objects have been mendacity out within the open in entrance of some boulders out within the forest.
At first, Karlsson thought it was junk. “It seemed like steel rubbish,” he advised the Dagens Nyheter newspaper. When he examined intently he noticed a spiral and a necklace. “However it all seemed so new. I believed they have been pretend,” he continued.
He reported the discover to native authorities who despatched out a group of archaeologists to look at the location.
“Presumably animals have dug them out of a crevice between the boulders, the place you possibly can assume that they’d been mendacity earlier than,” the County Administrative Board stated.