Found a mysterious Golden spiral
Two thousand small gold spirals, its age is about 2900 years put Danish archaeologists stumped scientists puzzled over the origin of the treasure.
Fragments of tightly twisted flat gold wire, resembling ribbons for gift wrapping, were found in the Danish city of Boeslunde. Archaeologists from the Danish national Museum and the Museum of FC vestsjelland never seen anything like it, and now scientists are just guessing. According to one version, it could be fragments of some festive attire.
The Golden spiral, found by archaeologists in Denmark
In the bronze age the sun was one of the most revered characters, and the gold was considered a magical material. Perhaps, during rituals the worship of the heavenly bodies the king-priest wore on his hand a Golden bracelet, as his mantle or headpiece was decorated with Golden spirals, mimicking the radiance of the sun. Fleming Kaul, an employee of the Danish national Museum
Kaul also noted that these ornaments were carefully buried, and, thus, can be a ritual sacrifice.
Size Golden spirals found was about 3 cm
Two thousand spirals were found in one place. Presumably, they were upholstered in mehoncourt, which is almost entirely decomposed. The length of each artifact is about 3 cm, and the thickness of the gold strips are only 0.1 mm. the Total weight of the findings is about 250 grams. Products date back to the VIII-X century BC
County Baslund rich in gold artifacts from the bronze age, and here were made many notable discoveries. Recently, researchers stumbled upon 4 thick gold bracelet, which archaeologists are also called ring vows. Each ring weighed almost a pound.
The total weight of the gold hoard amounted to about 250 grams
Apparently, this place had a special significance in the bronze age, because not everywhere you can find burial kilograms of gold. Kirsten Christensen, curator of the Museum of FC vestsjelland
Given the stir caused by the recent discovery of archaeologists, Kaul also announced the continuation of the excavations in Boeslunde.