Archaeologists baffled again – 2,000 Tiny Gold Spirals Discovered

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It’s a golden enigma. Boeslunde is in Zealand, the large island that sits between mainland Denmark and the tip of Sweden. It’s a hotbed for archaeology in Denmark since it has served as a connective hub for thousands of years netting recent finds as diverse as 1,000-year-old viking jewelry to actual fortresses in the past year. The constant discovery of new gold around the area has spurred more thorough digs including one by the National Museum and the local Museum Vestsjlland, which uncovered this new finding.

It needs to be noted here that in ancient times, more specifically during Vedic era when the reach and boundaries of the present day India, or Bharat varsh, extended to other parts of Asia and the world, gold was used lavishly even in routine life. Referring to the events described in Mahabharat, the ancient history of greater India, it is said that people were so opulent then that they used to throw gold utensils after using it for some time! Yes, that was India before just a few thousand years.

Simply because the modern-day historians do not have any clue about India’s golden history, the past doesn’t change.

Archaeologists Baffled By 2,000 Tiny Gold Spirals Discovered In Denmark

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Finding gold in Boeslunde, Denmark, is no huge surprise—it’s known as an area where Bronze Age gold offering are often uncovered, as curators there are explaining this month. But a recent discovery has surprised and baffled archaeologists: 2,000 tiny gold spirals. It’s a “golden enigma.”

Boeslunde is in Zealand, the large island that sits between mainland Denmark and the tip of Sweden. It’s a hotbed for archaeology in Denmark since it has served as a connective hub for thousands of years—netting recent finds as diverse as 1,000-year-old viking jewelry to actual fortresses in the past year. Boeslunde, where the spirals were discovered, is “a special sacred place in the Bronze Age where prehistoric people performed their rituals and offered gold to the higher powers,” according to the Danish National Museum’s curator, Flemming Kaul. The constant discovery of new gold around the area has spurred more thorough digs—including one by the National Museum and the local Museum Vestsjælland, which uncovered this new finding.

So, what exactly did they find? Thousands of tightly-wound gold wires, each about one inch long, that together made up more than half a pound of solid gold, which seems to have been buried in a wooden box lined with fur which has long since disintegrated. Fascinatingly, no one’s quite sure how these tiny wires were actually used—the museum calls it “a little mystery” in its press release about the find, which dates from around 900 BC.

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