As Amateur archaeologist found 3,000-year-old Scottish sword?

Scotland occupies the Northern part of the island of great Britain has a rich history lasting more than 10,000 years. It is believed that the first people in this area came about 8 thousand years ago. Over time there began to arise in cities like Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and so forth. Of course, once upon a time there lived and harsh warriors who fought with the enemies riding strong horses. The remains of their swords and other personal items still stored somewhere under the Scottish land and from time to time people manage to dig up. Often, they are encountered by archaeologists and treasure hunters. Yes, people with this unusual hobby on this planet are so many and one of them a couple of months ago was lucky to find a real treasure older than 3 000 years. Things found clearly belonged to a warrior, travelling on open spaces of Scotland on a strong horse.

Amateur archeologist Mariusz Stepien at the site

The History Of Scotland

About the sudden discovery Amateur archeologist by the name of Mariusz Stepien (Mariusz Stepien) told the Guardian. According to Mariusz, 21 June 2020, he and his comrades for the sake of interest has scanned the surrounding area of Scotland using a metal detector. Suddenly, the device beeped so much, that it became clear — under the ground there’s something. Men were clever and did not undertake excavations on their own because they could accidentally damage the ancient artifacts. Instead, they immediately reported the situation to the employees of the organization Treasure Trove that is the National Museum of Scotland.

The find was made near the Scottish town of Peebles

Archaeologists arrived on the scene and found that the men managed to find something truly interesting. Excavations were carried out for 3-4 weeks along with Mariusz Stepenom and his friends. The man explained that they left home because he wanted to participate in the excavation until the very end. Every day researchers was able to find more items, most of which was at a depth of 1.5 meters. The most interesting objects that were stored under the earth, was decorated with straps and buckles, a sheathed sword, the hubcaps from the wheels of horse carts and decoration, which was attached to horse equipment.

Caps from the wheels of horse carts

How the sword and other things Scottish warrior was on the ground, scientists still unknown. Human bones and horse bones near the weapon it was revealed not. Perhaps they were buried somewhere nearby. And may be such that ancient warrior dropped his things and died in a completely different place. The options are many and the truth we seem to never learn. What matters now is that things older than 3000 years is well preserved. They are considered objects of national importance, because in museums of Scotland very few of the exhibits from the bronze age.

On Twitter the European Association of archaeologists you can see a 3D model of the place of discovery of the sword

See also: What interesting things can be found in the vaults of museums?

Other archaeological finds

Edition of BBC News reportsthat in the first half of the year 2020 in Scotland were found many ancient artifacts. For example, a student Fionntan Hughes (Fionntan Hughes) was able to locate a 300 year old sword near his home. The boy made a discovery on the same day when he was on 10 years gave a metal detector. Yeah, the guy is definitely lucky!

The same sword, discovered 10-year-old boy

But last year, I talked about the larger discovery of archaeologists, they’ve managed to find several artificial Islands. Of their existence, the researchers had a hunch in 2012, because not far from the small Scottish archipelago were found ceramic pots. Their presence meant that once upon a time this place might dwell people. Later it turned out that people actually lived in these areas, within built on artificial Islands homes. To get to them was via stone or wooden bridges. Living in such houses, the ancient Scots were saved from the robbers.

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On the topic of Museum exhibits also recommend reading the article about the mysterious things that have ever been found by archaeologists. In this article, I spoke about ten things, among which is the portrait of the mustachioed and very mysterious men, a mechanical device of unknown function and the Bank with fragments of a skin and a photograph of the child. Creepy and interesting? Then enjoy your reading!

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