Boy discovers treasure Danish king Blauwtand

In the German Rüge has a 13-year-old boy, together with his teacher, a “very important find”. The two took a silver object on top. When the archaeological service continued to dig, they found a whole collection of silver pieces. That would be the Danish king Harald Gormsson, nicknamed Harald Blauwtand, have been.

The German amateur archaeologist René Schön and his student Luca Malaschnitschenko (13) were at the beginning of this year with a metal detector on a treasure hunt in the North German Rügen, when they are on a piece of metal collided. The object seemed to be worthless aluminum, but upon closer examination turned out of silver.

Began last weekend with the regional archaeological service on the site of an area of 400 square meters, to dig. It was a treasure trove of silver found, which would have belonged to the king Harald Gormsson, better known as Harald Blauwtand. Who ruled Denmark from 958 to 986 a.d. and continued to be known mainly because he converted to christianity.

There were more than six hundred coins were found, of which there are certainly one hundred date from Blauwtands reign. In addition, there were also silver necklaces, pearls, brooches, rings and a hammer excavated.

“It’s going to be the largest discovery of coins from the Blauwtand-period in the southern region around the Baltic sea,” says archaeologist Michael Schirren, ‘it is therefore a very important find.’

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