An Orientering enthusiast in Sweden has discovered a Bronze Age treasure trove of 50 ornaments and relics at least 2,500 years old.
The discovery, thought to be “amazing” with “amazing” conservation, was accidentally discovered in early April in a forest near the town of Allings in southwestern Sweden, local officials said.
After being excavated by animals, ornaments were found in front of the rocks.
“It simply came to our notice then. At first I thought it was a lamp, ”said inventor Thomas Carlson.
An orienteering enthusiast who was updating the map, and then bent over, found a necklace and ornament, he told Dagens Newheater daily.
“Everything seemed so new, at first I believed in fakes,” he said. After the discovery was reported, a team of archaeologists came to examine the site.
According to Johan Ling, a professor of archeology at the University of Gothenburg, “most of the objects found were of bronze and were associated with a high-ranking woman of the Bronze Age.”
Dating between 750 and 500 BC. AD, among them necklaces, chains and staples are well preserved.