Viking Gold Hoard at the End of the Rainbow

Started by gash, June 16, 2016, 11:44:17 pm

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It really feels as if we found  gold at the end of the rainbow, tells one of the amateur archaeologists, who last week found the largest treasure of Viking gold ever discovered in Denmark

Viking Gold Treasure found at Vejen in 2016. Museum of Sønderskov/ Nick Schadt
Last week three amateur archaeologists found seven bangles from the 10th century in a field near Vejen in Jutland. The amazing thing is that six of the seven are made of gold, while the last is of silver.

- When we discovered the first ring, we really felt that we had found the gold at the end of the rainbow. And then more surfaced; it was almost unreal, says Marie Aagaard Larsen, who together with her husband Christian Nedergaard Dreiøe and their common friend Poul Nørgaard Pedersen is one of the three happy finders.

It took only about ten minutes to find the first three bangles; afterwards a phot was sent quickly to the local museum in Sønderskov where the curator was quick to secure the place.

Already in 1911, a gold chain was discovered and it was this fact, which led the amateur archaeologists to explore the place once more.

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