Several pieces of Viking gold jewelry have been discovered at a farm in Denmark that are 1,300 years old.
On a farm on the island of Zealand, Denmark, archaeologists and volunteers used metal detectors to search for jewelry and found Viking gold objects. According to scientists, the exquisite jewelry partly proves that the Vikings had artistic talent in handicrafts.
Among the finds was a 73mm piece of jewelry
in the shape of an animal head with round eyes and ears. "The piece of jewelry is made of copper alloy, it is believed to be part of the necklace," said archaeologist Ole Thirup Kastholm of the Roskilde Museum.
He added: "There is something unusual about the baseball jersey design image of animals in Viking art, which represents the act of 'Shaman', that is, the act of mediating between reality and unreality." The scientist can't say for sure who wore it, but he thinks it's most likely a Viking-era elite.
Another mysterious artifact found was a Christian cross. It seems to have been brought from Europe between 500 and 750 AD. According to Mr. Kastholm, the jewelry was round, inlaid with gold around a red cross.
"How the Christian artifacts arrived at the Viking ranch remains a mystery. The theory is that a Christian traveler brought it into Vestervang, or through barter, the item used as a brooch. , and a "senior" woman wears it in her outfit," Kastholm said.
The discoveries above raise the question for scientists as to why these precious jewels are present on a modest agricultural settlement?
The answer lies in a legendary place called Lejre
10 kilometers south-southeast of Vestervang. "Legend has it that this is where the first Danish dynasties ruled," said Tom Christensen.
“Archaeological research shows that Lejre seems to be baseball jersey a very wealthy place. In 1850, a treasure trove of gold and silver, precious stones, a necklace, and a necklace were found in the nearby hills," Christensen said. According to him, Lejre's presence in close proximity to Vestervang helps explain the presence of the newly found jewelry, and it is possible that the site was given to a subordinate of King Lejre.