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Construction Site in Scotland Yields 3,000-Year-Old Bronze Sword and Golden Spearhead

Monday, February 20, 2017 19:00
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Construction Site in Scotland Yields 3,000-Year-Old Bronze Sword and Golden Spearhead

A precious hoard of amazing ancient artifacts, including a bronze sword and a rare gold-decorated spearhead have been found in Scotland. From preliminary examination, archaeologists estimate that the valuable artifacts could be 3,000 years old.

The “Find of a Lifetime”

GUARD Archaeologists, who led the excavation on behalf of Angus Council, described the discovery as the “find of a lifetime”. The horde of Late Bronze Age weapons, which was unearthed at a Scottish construction site, includes a gold-decorated spearhead, and a bronze sword in extremely good condition.

The Bronze Age hoard as it was first revealed during excavations.

The Bronze Age hoard as it was first revealed during excavations. Photo credit: GUARD Archaeology

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