Unique find of gold treasure sheds light on early history of Twente

Amateur archaeologists have found dozens of gold and silver coins dating from the 6th and 7th centuries at the Springendal country estate in Twente, shedding light on an area whose early history is largely unknown. The site where the coins were found, along with jewellery and pieces of precious metal, was not one where people lived or farmed but did have a couple of poles which may denote a religious shrine of some kind. Archaeologist Jan-Willem de Korte, who took … Continue reading Unique find of gold treasure sheds light on early history of Twente