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Gilded horse mounts of Viking confidant of the king found in Denmark

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Gilded bronze and silver-plated mounts from a horse bridle have been discovered in the town of Hørning near Skanderborg in Jutland, Denmark along with the remains of a Viking to whom these artifacts belonged to.
The find consists of two cross-shaped fittings and a rectangular buckle.  They are now on display at the Museum of Skaderborg.


Merethe Schifter Bagge, a project manager and archaeologist at the museum said the artifacts are exquisite and so rare that it is considered among some of the greatest archaeological discoveries in Danish history. It dates back to 950 AD which could mean the Viking who owned them could have been a confidant of the king and it is believed to be a gift of alliance from the king. This type of bridle was only available to the most powerful people in the Viking Age

The Museum of Skanderborg archaeologists has secured funding for a full excavation of the area including a huge grave complex, which is unusually large for the time period.

Archaeologists hope to gai…

Beach comber enhances wealth once again through gold finds on lucky spot.

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Mr.Gregg Cooke from Australia is a regular treasure hunter and gold prospector at Surfer's Paradise beach. His efforts have been rewarded multiple times with various finds. He found 3 gold nuggets initially and struck even more luck with a follow-up find of 4 more nuggets. Mr. Cooke said he and his mate reckon the nuggets are most likely scattered broken fragments from the same rock. The spot where his finds originate from is a closely guarded secret.

 He says there are many people on the beach searching for the same treasures. Gold is a well-known occurrence around the area, not only around reefs and on the beach but also in streams. When erosion breaks down rocks, the metal is often revealed. Mines operated in Ormeau and Kingston in the 1960s and a significant amount of precious metal was extracted.Mr.Gregg's nugget finds weigh between 20g and 70g each and the gold is embedded in quartz rock which indicates it is naturally occurring native mineral. What is next for this lucky…