A 13-year-old discovered a 1000-year-old treasure on the island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea
On the German island of Rügen, a 13-year-old boy and his teacher discovered a treasure that archaeologists are tying to King Herald of Sinoza, who lived more than 1,000 years ago. The find consists of necklaces, pearls, brooches, bracelets, rings and about 600 silver coins.
Herald Bluetooth was królem of Denmark and Norway. Died in 987. He is best known for introducing Christianity to Denmark by being baptized in 965. Interestingly, from its nickname – Sinosaurus – possibly originating from a blackened tooth, takes the name of Bluetoooth wireless technology.
„This is the largest treasure found in the southeastern Baltic Sea region" – wrote in a statement the authorities of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Amateur archaeologist René Schön and student Luca Malaschnitschenko – volunteers wspóWorking with local archaeologists – used metal detectors to search for treasureów. They came across the find in January. At first it looked like an undefined piece of aluminum and a 13-year-old even wanted to throw away the coin he found. However, after the discovery was reported, it turned out to be much more.
The silver coin was initially identified as possibly coming from the medieval settlement of Hedeby. It was the largest Nordic city with timeóIn Vikingów. After three months of professional work, archaeologistóIn an area of 400 metersóin square unearthed real treasures.
Beautiful necklaces, brooches and rings have been brought to light. On top of that, some 600 silver coins were unearthed. The oldest of these, the Damascus dirham, dates back to 714. In contrast, the youngest coin dates back to 983.