European archaeologists made the discovery this week A 3,000-year-old bronze sword During excavations in the city of NördlingenIn southern Germany, it was officially announced this Friday by the State Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments.
It is an octagonal weapon with an octagonal grip made entirely of bronze. According to the preliminary classification, it dates from the end of the 14th century BC, and therefore from the Middle Bronze Age. “Sword finds from this period are already rare.”The company said in a statement.
The blade weapon found comes from a grave containing numerous bronze objects. into the pit, A man, a woman and a youth were buried. Archaeologists aren’t sure if the three are related The strangeness of these finds also raises questions about the origin of the sword.
Researchers know of only two areas where octagonal swords were made in Germany: One of them, local, was in the south of the country, and the other was from the north of Germany and Denmark. However, they need to do further research to determine where it was laid.
Additionally, a comparison of casting techniques and decoration shows to add further complexity to further investigation Some northern octagonal swords are copies of southern German forms, while other pieces may be genuine imports.
“The sword and the burial still need to be studied so that our archaeologists can more accurately classify this find.”Matthias Feil, head of the Bavarian State Office for Monument Protection, clarified. “But you can already tell that his condition is exceptional. Such a discovery is very rare.” Indian.
As mentioned National Geographic, the value of the recently discovered sword lies in its handle, very elaborate and perfectly preserved. was produced Placing the hilt directly on the blade A technique called overcasting- then embellishing using punches.
With information from DPA
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