A family from Norway was looking for an earring and found relics from the Viking Age in their garden.
A family from Norway was looking for a lost gold earring in the garden and decided to get out their metal detector. They didn't find the earring, but they did stumble upon something else - artifacts more than 1 years old. Writes about this with the BBC.
The Aasvik family unearthed a bowl-shaped buckle and another item that appears to be part of a Viking Age burial.
Experts believe that these artifacts were used in the burial of a XNUMXth-century woman on the small island of Jomfruland.
The discovery was made under a large tree in the center of the family's garden on an island off the southern coast of Norway.
“We congratulate the family who discovered the first Viking find on the island of Jomfruland,” the Cultural Heritage Council of Vestfold and Telemark County said in a statement on Facebook.
Experts knew there were settlements on the island dating back hundreds of years, but the evidence only went back to the Middle Ages.
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One expert concluded that the buckle dates back to 780-850.
Authorities praised the Aasvik family for immediately alerting them to the rare find.
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