Amateur archaeologist finds 3,000-year-old treasure in Scotland

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Treasure hunter Mariusz Stepien managed to use a metal detector to find ancient artifacts from the Bronze Age in Scotland, which are about 3 thousand years old, writes The Guardian.

According to the newspaper, the man was digging with friends at the end of June, when he discovered metal objects at a depth of half a meter. The signal from the metal detector was so strong that it reported the find to specialists from the Treasure Trove organization, created on the basis of the National Museum of Scotland.

Professional archaeologists arrived promptly and spent nearly a month exploring the site.

As a result, scientists, together with amateur archaeologists, discovered a sword in a sheath and decorated with belts and buckles, caps from the wheels of ancient carts, as well as the remains of a decorative “rattle” that was attached to a horse harness – the first found in Scotland and the third in Great Britain.

In early March, it was reported that workers accidentally discovered a treasure of sapphires, rubies and emeralds during the reconstruction of a former priest’s house in French Saint-Tropez.

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