A trove of jewellery dating back 3000 years was discovered by two men near Sulęcin, West Poland. The trove consists of 170 bronze and amber artefacts.
The Bronze Age artefacts were found in a single cache, it is believed that they once formed one or a few necklaces or similar adornments, and that the pieces of jewellery were strung on a cord or rope. Among the finds are spiral pendants, basket-shaped pendants, badges with holes, rings, rounded metal wires, snake shaped wire, an amber bead, and a zoomorphic figurine. The finders have turned the treasure over to the heritage officials and pointed the place of the discovery.
Experts state that this find is unique as it allows for nearly full reconstruction of the necklace. The place of the find was secured by archaeologists and thoroughly investigated, which lead to unearthing of more jewellery items. The trove is undergoing conservation works, after which it will be displayed in the Lubuskie Muzeum in Gorzów Wielkopolski.
(after TVN24 & Delegatura Wojewódzkiego Urzędu Ochrony Zabytków w Gorzowie Wielkopolskim)