Date:

Bronze Age treasure hoard found in Czech Republic

Archaeologists from the Podřipské Museum in Roudnice nad Labem have announced the discovery of a Bronze Age treasure hoard in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic.

The hoard was first identified by a detectorist near the town of Budyně nad Ohří, who brought the discovery to the museum for further investigation.

- Advertisement -

The hoard consists of nineteen bronze objects, which includes eight bangles (bracelets or anklets), eight axe heads, two long ball-headed pins, and a spearhead.

According to the researchers, the hoard is an intentional deposit which was buried during the Middle Bronze Age around 3,000-years-ago.

Martin Trefný from the Podřipské Museum in Roudnice nad Labem, said: “These objects are typical of the Middle Bronze Age, although one of the axes is even older, dating to the Early Bronze Age approximately 3,500 years-ago.”

It is unclear whether the hoard was a votive offering or buried for security. However, archaeologists are currently using X-ray fluorescence to analyse the metal composition, which may shed light on the associated culture by analysing comparable data results.

- Advertisement -

Trefný further explained that experts will focus on the trasology of the axe blades, by conducting microscopic photography to understand the ancient smithing techniques used in the manufacturing.

The hoard objects are currently undergoing conservation. Once treatment is complete, they will be displayed at the Podřipsko Museum in early 2025. The discovery site is being kept confidential to allow further research and prevent illegal looting and disturbance.

Header Image Credit : Lucie Heyzlova

Sources : Podřipské Museum in Roudnice nad Labem

- Advertisement -
spot_img
Mark Milligan
Mark Milligan
Mark Milligan is multi-award-winning journalist and the Managing Editor at HeritageDaily. His background is in archaeology and computer science, having written over 8,000 articles across several online publications. Mark is a member of the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW), the World Federation of Science Journalists, and in 2023 was the recipient of the British Citizen Award for Education, the BCA Medal of Honour, and the UK Prime Minister's Points of Light Award.
spot_img

Mobile Application

spot_img

Related Articles

Lost crusader altar discovered in holiest site of Christendom

Archaeologists from the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), working in collaboration with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), have discovered a lost crusader altar in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Viking arrowhead found frozen in ice

Archaeologists from the “Secrets of the Ice” project have discovered a Viking Era arrowhead during a survey of an ice site in the Jotunheimen Mountains.

Underwater archaeologists find 112 glassware objects off Bulgaria’s coast

A team of underwater archaeologists from the Regional Historical Museum Burgas have recovered 112 glass objects from Chengene Skele Bay, near Burgas, Bulgaria.

Bronze Age axe found off Norway’s east coast

Archaeologists from the Norwegian Maritime Museum have discovered a Bronze Age axe off the coast of Arendal in the Skagerrak strait.

Traces of Bahrain’s lost Christian community found in Samahij

Archaeologists from the University of Exeter, in collaboration with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, have discovered the first physical evidence of a long-lost Christian community in Samahij, Bahrain.

Archaeologists uncover preserved wooden elements from Neolithic settlement

Archaeologists have discovered wooden architectural elements at the La Draga Neolithic settlement.

Pyramid of the Moon marked astronomical orientation axis of Teōtīhuacān

Teōtīhuacān, loosely translated as "birthplace of the gods," is an ancient Mesoamerican city situated in the Teotihuacan Valley, Mexico.

Anglo-Saxon cemetery discovered in Malmesbury

Archaeologists have discovered an Anglo-Saxon cemetery in the grounds of the Old Bell Hotel in Malmesbury, England.