3,000-year-old sword found in Denmark
An 82cm Bronze Age sword was recently discovered by amateur archaeologists near the Danish town of Svebølle, Museum Vestsjælland announced on Wednesday.
|Decoration on hilt of Nordic Bronze Age sword [Credit: Søren Kiehn, Museum Vestsjælland]|
When they dug down some 30cm, they found what appeared to be the end of a sword. Recognizing the potential importance of the discovery, the two amateur archaeologists reburied the object and contacted Museum Vestsjælland the next morning.
|Arne Hedegaard Andersen holds Bronze Age sword [Credit: Søren Kiehn, Museum Vestsjælland]|
“The sword is so well-preserved that you can clearly see the fine details. And it is even sharp,” the museum wrote in a press release.
|Finders Ernst Christiansen and Lise Therkildsen with the Bronze Age sword [Credit: Museum Vestsjælland]|
The sword will be displayed at Kalundborg Museum on September 7th before being processed and catalogued.
Source: The Local [September 01, 2016]