Two gold artefacts thought to be around 3,000 years old have been found near Wrexham. The Late Bronze Age hoard of two ‘lock’ gold rings were discovered in the Community of Rosset. The wearer would’ve been a person of wealth and status within Late Bronze Age Society, between 10000 and 800BC. In terms of their use, archaeologists aren’t certain whether they were used as ear-rings or worn to gather locks of hair, as the name suggests. In Wales, lock-rings have previously been found at Gaerwen, Anglesey, the Great Orme, Conwy and Newport, Pembrokeshire. This largely coastal pattern hints at possible trading and communication links between Late Bronze Age communities living in Wales and Ireland.
Archaeologists studying an ancient burial mound in southern Kazakhstan discovered gold and bronze artefacts – Tengrinews informs. The discovery was made during research in the Kok Kainar kurgan, located in the district of Alatau in Almaty, in southern part of the country near the border with Kyrgyzstan. The study of ancient burial place conducted by archaeologists from the Historical Museum in Almaty, led to the discovery of new artefacts. Among the finds there is a forged gold figurine of a wild cat, the front and rear paws are based on two flat plates, dating from approx. the fourth century BC.
According to the experts, the artefact was probably part of the composition with magical meaning which could be a decoration of a headgear. Another discovery was a gold plaque with a carved drawing showing a bird of prey with a hooked beak and spread wings, whose head is facing left. The form of a bird is shown on the background made of strawberry-like fruits. According to the researchers, drawing on the unearthed plate may have heraldic meaning. All the artefacts discovered in the Kok Kainar kurgan were moved to the Historical Museum in Almaty.
Published by Salisbury Journal, written by Annie Riddle, Thursday 3rd November 2011
“A MAJOR hoard of ancient artefacts has been unearthed near Tisbury.
A metal detector enthusiast located more than 100 bronze items, thought to be about 2,700 years old, on a farmland site which is being kept secret.” – Taken from Article
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