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Roadworks reveal Iron Age tools, jewelry in Romania

Archaeologists discovered 200 bronze and iron pieces in a ceramic bowl on the track of the future Orastie – Sibiu highway, Romania’s Transport Ministry announced. 

The jewelry, weapon and harness pieces date back from the Iron Age- 9th – 8yh centuries B.C, making one of the most important scientific discoveries in Romania. It is also the first time when such a discovery is made in an archaeological site and not by accident. 

Archaeological works on the track of the future pan-European highway on the corridor IV are being coordinated by Romania’s National History Museum. 

Archaeologists earlier found 11 sites and started working on them in march this year. The recent discovery is close to the Tartaria village in Alba county, central Romania. 

Source: Romania-Insider [April 22, 2012]

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