A sword from the Middle Bronze Age has been found in “exceptional condition” in a cemetery in Bavaria.
The 3,000-year-old sword has held up so well that it “still almost shines,” he writes. Watchman.
The sword was found in a tomb in Nördlingen in Bavaria, Germany. Three people – a man, a boy and a woman – are said to have been buried in it along with many bronze objects.
Experts consider the sword to date to the end of 1300 B.C. — the middle of the Bronze Age, according to the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Historic Monuments (BLfD).
The discovery was made last week.
It is not known whether the people of the tomb were related to each other. The sword has an octagonal handle and is described as a very rare find.
– The sword and the tomb still need to be examined so that our archaeologists can more accurately classify the find. But we can already say that the state of preservation is extraordinary, says Professor Matthias Weil of BLfD.
Although it is unusual for mid-Bronze Age swords to be found, they occasionally turn up from burial mounds opened in the 19th century or as individual finds, reportedly.
Correction: An extra zero slipped into Sword Age in a previous version of this VG state. The sword found in Bavaria is 3,000 years old, not 30,000. Corrected Saturday, June 17, 2023.
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