All posts tagged: 12thcentury

Archaeologists uncover a hoard of 12th-century coin-like objects in Swedish church | UK | News

Archaeologists uncover a hoard of 12th-century coin-like objects in Swedish church | UK | News

Archaeologists have exacavated a 12th-century grave and buried treasure in a Christian church in a Swedish island.  The coin-like items were discovered in a grave of a person believed by experts to be between 20 and 25 years old when he passed away, FOX News reported, citing a press release by the Jönköping County Museum.  The metal objects, found at the Brahekyrkan church in Visingsö, were believed to have been dated between 1150 and 1180.  “My colleague Kristina Jansson and I found two skeletons in the shaft where the wires were to be laid,” project manager Anna Ödéen told FOX News in a statement. READ MORE: Archaeologists find ‘world’s oldest city’ hidden deep in the desert “We cleaned out the bones from the buried to get an idea of ​​what the graves looked like.”  “All of a sudden three silver coins appeared! We soon realized that many more were lying close to the buried person’s left foot.” A total of 170 silver bracteate were found at the site, according to FOX News. Bracteates are thin, gold, and disk-shaped pendants that …