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Bronze Hoard Discovered in Poland

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

polish-hoard-carpathia-bronzeRZEPEDZ, POLAND—At a remote site in the Bieszczady Mountains, beyond the Carpathian Mountains, Polish archaeologists have uncovered a hoard of bronze artifacts including a pickax, and a necklace and bracelet hidden inside a clay vessel. According to Science & Scholarship in Poland, the find was originally made by an amateur who saw the ax sticking out of the ground and immediately alerted the local museum. "For me, as an archaeologist, it is very important that after finding one object the discoverer did not explore the place further himself, but reported the discovery and waited for specialists,” says Sanok Museum archaeologist Piotr Kotowicz, adding, “We do not yet know who and why had hidden the treasure so carefully.” To read more the discovery of a Viking burial in Poland, go to “An Elite Viking.”

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