Four bronze swords found in the woods

A discovery of four bronze swords as old as 3000 years were found in Southern Poland by teens gathering mushrooms. Archaeologists from the Karpacka Troja open-air archaeological museum in Trzcinica and regional Heritage Office has been informed and inspectors went to the discovery site near Nowy Żmigród. The swords were discovered buried, laying on the other nest to a wooden tract. The handle of one of them sticked out from the ground, being flushed out by water.

Four swords found near Nowy Żmigród (by RMF24)
Four swords found near Nowy Żmigród (by RMF24)

The largest sword is 60cm long, the smallest 40 cm. They are dated back to 1200-1050 BC – said archaeologist Jan Gancarski, director of the Podkarpackie Museum in Krosno. They can be  connected with the Piliny or Gáva culture, peoples that travelled to these lands from area that is presently Slovakia. The bronze treasure was probably hidden and it possessed a great value.

The handle of one of the bronze swords (by RMF24)
The handle of one of the bronze swords (by RMF24)

The area of the find was carefully studied by archaeologists, but no further artefacts were revealed. Currently the swords are under conservation and will be put on display during the feast in Karpacka Troja archaeological open-air Museum in August. Afterwards they will be exhibited in Podkarpackie Museum in Krosno.

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Ornamented handle of one of the bronze swords (by RMF24)

(after RMF24)

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