Wednesday 20 January 2021

Rare Bronze Age jewellery found in Noord-Holland

bronze age treasure netherlandsA 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.

More on the National Archaeology Days

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