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Boy unearths treasure of the Danish king Bluetooth in Germany


Discovery by a 13-year-old and an amateur archaeologist leads to hoard linked to king who brought Christianity to DenmarkA 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a “significant” trove in Germany which may have belonged to the Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought Christianity to Denmark. Over the weekend, the regional archaeology service began a dig covering 400 sq metres (4,300 sq ft). It has found a hoard believed to be linked to the Danish king Harald Gormsson, better known as “Harry Bluetooth”, who reigned from around AD958 to 986. “We have here the rare case of a discovery that appears to corroborate historical sources,” said the archaeologist Detlef Jantzen. The Viking-born king also turned his back on old Norse religion and introduced Christianity to the Nordic country.


Source: The Guardian April 16, 2018 11:18 UTC


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