Using a metal detector, a novice researcher finds a treasure of historical gold

A treasure hunter using a metal detector has discovered for the first time gold nuggets dating back to the pre-Viking era.

A novice treasure hunter, Ole Gainer ap Schitz, has discovered a treasure trove of massive gold medals.

This treasure disappeared from the eyes for 1,500 years, until Ole Gainer Ab Schitz bought a metal detector and used it in a field owned by his former colleague in Vindelev, near Geeling in Denmark, as reported by the British "Sun" website.

And Ole went out seeking to try his new device, looking for his adventure in his colleague’s field, when he heard the whistling of his smart device, to dig in the soil a little and take out a small piece of bent metal, not clearly defined, which he thought, at first, was a cover for a can of sour herring.

He continued excavating to find 22 gold pieces, each the size of a dish, and each piece weighs about 1 kg, making this discovery one of the most important and largest discoveries in the history of Denmark.

This discovery sparked the interest of archaeologists and experts, and they continued to excavate the surrounding site to discover that the treasure was buried under a large house, owned by the leader of a large clan in the sixth century BC, that is, before the Viking Age.

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