A gold treasure causes enthusiasm in Austria. Experts estimate the find to be around 3000 years old.
Ebreichsdorf / Kassel – archaeologists have made a sensational find near Ebreichsdorf in Austria. As the German Press Agency (dpa) reports, the researchers came across a settlement of the urn field culture during railway construction work.
The urn field culture is the most widespread Central European culture of the later Bronze Age. This period covers approximately the years 1300 to 800 BC. The team of experts from the Novetus excavation company places the site south of Vienna in the period around 1000 BC. The find included, among other things, rare gold objects that were successfully uncovered.
Gold treasure in Austria: Find could partly come from Northern Europe
Among other things, a gold interwoven textile was discovered, which should possibly refer to the elevated status of its wearer. However, several gold spirals and a gold bowl with a diameter of around 12 centimeters are also part of the sensational find.
According to archaeologist Michaela Binder, the bowl could be a container that was imported into Austria as a trade item from northern Germany or Scandinavia. Since there would be a lack of corresponding natural gold resources in the region, the shell probably came from northern Europe. The find documents corresponding contacts during the Late Bronze Age. “That is why these finds are so important,” said Binder to the dpa.
The Federal Monuments Office, the Austrian authority for monument protection and preservation, also rated the discovery of the gold treasure as spectacular. In a press release of the Austrian Federal Railways it was stated: “The Federal Monuments Office immediately protected the richly decorated gold bowl, the gold spirals and the remains of a textile with gold interlacing due to their European importance.” (Nail Akkoyun) * hna.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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