Archaeologists and German volunteers have discovered on the northern island of Rügen a Viking treasure of more than 1,000 years old belonging to the famous Danish king Harald Blåtand, after which a 13-year-old boy and an archeology fan will find several pieces at the beginning of the year.
As reported in a statement by the Regional Office of Archeology and Conservation of Monuments of the “Land” of Mecklenburg-Antepomerania, this weekend have been rescued more than 600 pieces of silver from the 10th century after Christ, among which are found up to 100 coins minted by King Blåtand.
In addition to the coins, which include engravings of Christian crosses and weigh about 0.3 grams , pearls, necklaces, fibulas and a hammer have been found.
Some of the pieces are cut, because they were used as weights, explain the archaeologists, who consider that it is greatest coin discovery carried out so far in the south of the Baltic Sea.
Harald Blåtand, son of King Gorm and Queen Thyre, It was known in its day for the unification of the Norwegian, Swedish and Danish tribes and their conversion to Christianity.
The surname of this Danish king (blue tooth, in Spanish) ended up giving name to the bluetooth wireless connection system.
After losing a battle in front of his son Svend Tveskæg (split beard), Harald Blåtand fled wounded to the island of Wolin, where he died.
According to German archaeologists, the discovery in Rügen may be related to that flight, which also linked two discoveries of jewelry made in the late nineteenth century on the nearby island of Hidensee.
The first clues about the treasure were given two fans who were tracking around the town Schaprode, in Rürgen, in search of archaeological objects with GPS devices and metal detectors.
After locating several pieces of plant, which initially were confused with aluminum fragments and scrap, both decided to contact the competent authorities.
This weekend archaeologists and volunteers, including the child, dug in the area until they found all the treasure.