Amateur archaeologists stumble upon Viking gold

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Amateur archaeologists stumble upon largest trove of Viking gold ever found in Denmark



Six gold bracelets and a seventh made of silver comprise the largest collection of Viking treasure to ever be discovered in Denmark, The Local reports -- and the trove wasn't even found by professionals.

The three amateur archaeologists who make up "Team Rainbow Power" found the gold with their metal detectors in a field in Jutland. "We really felt like we had found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow when we found the first bracelet, but when others then appeared it was almost unreal," Marie Aagaard Larsen of Team Rainbow Power said in a press release from the National Museum of Denmark.

Full story here  :   http://theweek.com/speedreads/630635/amateur-archaeologists-stumble-upon-largest-trove-viking-gold-ever-found-denmark


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