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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:09 PM

A 13-Year-Old Has Uncovered Spectacular Royal Treasure From The Viking Age

A 13-Year-Old Has Uncovered Spectacular Royal Treasure From The Viking Age
It dates back to legendary King Bluetooth.

An incredibly rare cache of Viking Age treasure has been unearthed on the German island of Rügen in the Baltic sea.

Discovered by a 13-year-old boy and his teacher, the find consists of necklaces, pearls, brooches, bracelets, rings and up to 600 silver coins - and some of the treasure has been linked to a famous king who lived over 1,000 years ago.

"It's the biggest trove of such coins in the southeastern Baltic region," Mecklenburg-West Pomerania state archaeology office said in a statement.

Amateur archaeologists René Schön and student Luca Malaschnitschenko - volunteers with the state archaeology office - were using metal detectors to search for treasure in January when they found what looked like a nondescript piece of aluminium.


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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 12:10 AM

1. Boy unearths legendary Viking king Harald Bluetooth's trove in Germany

17 Apr, 2018 9:18am


An archeologist holds an ancient Danish coin which was minted under King Harald Bluetooth. Photo / AP
Daily Telegraph UK

A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a "significant" treasure trove in Germany which may have belonged to the legendary Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought Christianity to Denmark.

Rene Schoen and his student Luca Malaschnitschenko were looking for treasure using metal detectors in January on northern Ruegen Island when they chanced upon what they initially thought was a worthless piece of aluminium.

But upon closer inspection, they realised that it was a shimmering piece of silver, German media reported.

A dig covering 400 sq m that finally started over the weekend by the regional archaeology service has since uncovered a trove believed linked to the Danish king who reigned from around 958 to 986.


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