A 3,000-year-old hoard of gold was discovered in Ebreichsdorf near Vienna, MTI writes. According to the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), the finds have been protected by the Antiquities Authority due to their importance at the European level.
The excavation began due to the extension of the Pottendorf railway from the Meidling district of Vienna to Vienna. According to the plans, the line will be completed by the end of 2023.
Christophe BasilThe head of the authority said that the treasure, which dates back to about 1000 BC, consisted of, among other things, gold bowls, gold rings, and gold-woven fabrics.
Excavations have been carried out at Ebreichsdorf since 2019, with a settlement from the Late Bronze Age, from 1300 to 800 BC, excavated almost entirely. A total area of 70,000 square meters was examined, in which about 5,000 artifacts were found.
Remains of former residential, work, and warehouse buildings provide insight into former living and living conditions. It is planned that after the completion of the scientific work, the discoveries will be displayed in the Vienna Museum of Natural History.
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