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    Default Harald "Bluetooth" Viking silver hoard discovered

    Harald "Bluetooth" Viking silver hoard discovered

    https://www.history.com/news/viking-...covery-germany


    Give a kid a metal detector and there’s no telling what he’ll find—or what unlikely connections he may uncover. The AFP reports that a 13-year-old boy in Germany has discovered a thousand-year-old hoard of coins and jewelry. And it turns out the very old stash is linked to a very modern form of technology: Bluetooth.

    Luca Malaschnitschenko was using a metal detector in a field on Rügen, a German island in the Baltic Sea, when he found a piece of what seemed to be trash. It was actually treasure—a silver coin.

    The find was just the tip of the treasure iceberg. Malaschnitschenko and the amateur archaeologist he’d been scouring the island with alerted Germany’s state archaeological office, who planned a dig. In mid-April of 2018, the dig went forward with the 13-year-old’s assistance, and it was worth the experts’ months of careful planning. Archaeologists uncovered around 600 coins at the site along with a Thor’s hammer and some jewelry, including brooches, pearls, and necklaces.
    There is another treasure linked to him.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiddensee_treasure
    Hiddensee treasure

    The Hiddensee treasure

    The Hiddensee treasure was found in 1873 on the German island of Hiddensee in the Baltic Sea by chance, during rebuilding after significant flooding in 1872 and 1873.
    One wonders why these treasures have not been found before, already at his lifetime 1000 years ago.
    And the locations forgotten.
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    It's a nice find.


    King Harald Bluetooth was a good-looking man. I descend from him on my mother's side.

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    I think the Hiddensee treasure is more beautiful. Gold looks better than silver.

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