A press release from the National Museum of Denmark reveals this mysterious find. Thousands of tightly-wound gold wires, each about one inch long, appears to have been buried in a box aged around 900 BC.
Nearly 2,000 small gold spirals from the Bronze Age have come to light at Boeslunde on Zealand, Denmark. Archaeologists have never seen anything like it before.
They do not know what they’ve been used for, and they have never seen them before in Denmark. The archaeologists at the Museum Zealand and the National Museum of Denmark are facing a little mystery, when they consider what they have just excavated.
Close to 2000 gold spirals of up to three centimeters in length and fragments of gold spirals. They are made of very thin, flattened gold wire and date to the Bronze Age in the period 900-700 BC, explains curator at the National Museum of Denmark, Flemming Kaul.
The place on the island, Boeslunde, where they were found is the site of previous finds. Scientists speculate they were a sacrifice or worn by a priest-king. The objects will be on display at the museum.