Bronze Age sword discovered during construction works at a football field

Constructions at a community football field in Carnoustie, Scotland, were stopped after the workers discovered a collection of relics while laying foundations. Archaeologists called to the site discovered a trove of artefacts, including a bronze sword, dated to the Bronze Age.

Sword found in Carnoustie (by STV)
Sword found in Carnoustie (by STV)

The experts conducting the excavations discovered a sword with a gold hilt dating back to the Bronze Age, roughly around 2000 BC. It has to be specially lifted out in order to conserve it for laboratory analysis. Other items, possibly a spear point or a broken sword were also found.

(after STV)

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