A unique collection of Bronze Age bracelets, rings, brooches and other treasures has been dug up near Hoogkarpsel, a ribbon village in Noord-Holland province, archaeologists said on Thursday.
The find was presented to the public in Leiden at the start of the three-day National Archaeology Days. The objects, which were found in a trench, date from around 800 BC.
The treasure is an ‘important part of the gigantic puzzle that is our history’, one archaeologist said. The find was made by archaeologists on a site where a small farming community is known to have lived.
Most major archaeological finds in the Netherlands are made during construction work.
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