Sensational discovery in Scotland: Bridle of the bronze age

Even the leather of the 3,000-year-old Bridle has been received. That was the biggest Surprise for the archaeologists. The bronze age sites alone is for Scotlan

Sensational discovery in Scotland: Bridle of the bronze age

Even the leather of the 3,000-year-old Bridle has been received. That was the biggest Surprise for the archaeologists. The bronze age sites alone is for Scotland a Sensation. Because to not belong to him, only the horse, harness with buckles and ornaments and jewelry and a sword in its sheath. It is also only the second Time ever, that artifacts have been found from the bronze age in the far North of the United Kingdom. For Emily Freeman, Head of the treasure trove offices in Edinburgh, is the discovery of national importance. "We have a lot of work ahead of us," says Freeman. Still is unclear why someone has buried so long ago so many different items.

Peter-Philipp Schmitt

editor in the Department "Germany and the world".

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The treasure was a random find. The probe-goers Mariusz Stepien discovered it with a metal detector on the 21. June in a field near the village of Peebles, which lies just 40 kilometres South of the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. He had trembled in front of lucky, the year of the forty-Four in the newspaper "The Scotsman" quotes. He immediately felt that he had only found about half a Meter under the earth, something Unique – "a large piece of Scottish history". Stepien agreed immediately to the competent treasure lost and found office, and camped out afterwards for 22 days, with a couple of friends in addition to the reference to the work of the archaeologists at close to track. "We wanted to be part of the excavation, and from the first to the last day."

After the objects to be cleaned, excavated, including parts of a chariot, and to the national Museum in Edinburgh, where she is now and for the review. At the end of the excavation a whole Block of earth out of the ground cut, the parts carefully in the next few weeks, and on other pieces it should be investigated even. The Peebles-treasure, as he is now called, was probably buried around 1000 to 900 BC at the site, where Stepien found him after 3,000 years. As the organic Material, especially the leather, in the soil, the archaeologists for the first time, a whole bronze age Bridle, and understand how the straps and buckles on the head of the horse were attached. "And it's all," says Freeman, "because the Finder and the owner of the field were responsible to inform us immediately."

Updated Date: 11 August 2020, 11:20

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