published: 04.09.2013, 11:19 | updated: 04.09.2013 11:24:19
Teplice - A Czech dog walker has found a 4000-year-old treasure including gold and bronze jewels and tools at Libochovany in May and the items will go on display at the Teplice museum at the weekend, museum director Bohuslav Bocek has told journalists.
Archaeologists say the find is unique. Only three similar ones were documented before.
The bronze axes, jewels and gold hair decorations were probably unearthed by boars close to a tourist trail leading up a hill overlooking the Labe (Elbe) River valley.
The dog walker picked up the rare objects and addressed Teplice archaeologists who returned to the spot the next day and found further smaller fragments of metals and ceramics.
The metal items were probably placed in a ceramic vessel of which only two small fragments have survived to date.
Under law, the finder is entitled to a reward, which is estimated at dozens of thousands of crowns.
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