Norwegian amateur archaeologist Erlind Bohr has made a sensational discovery. While wandering around a farmer’s farm using a metal detector, he came across a whole bunch of gold jewelry made around 500AD. Here are nine gold medallions and beads that would make a necklace together. The treasure also includes three golden rings. Together, the pieces of gold jewelry weigh 100 grams, according to the University of Stavanger in southwestern Norway.
“At first I thought they were chocolate bars,” says the discoverer of the earth-coated gold pot. That he had discovered such valuable pieces of antiquity was “totally unreal” to him.
“This is the gold discovery of the century in Norway,” said Ole Madsen, director of the Archaeological Museum at the University of Stavanger. “It is very rare to find this much gold at once.” The last similar discovery in Norway dates back to the nineteenth century.
Bore will also be rewarded financially for his important discovery. He and the landowner will receive a reward. However, the amount has not yet been determined.
Incidentally, Bohr got a metal detector on his doctor’s advice. He advised him to do more outdoor sports.
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