Hiddensee Treasure: Viking Gold
One of the most stunning but lesser known archaeological finds in Germany is the 'Gold Jewellery of Hiddensee', which was discovered by chance in the 19th century on the tiny island in the Baltic. Since their discovery, the sixteen items in the hoard dating from the Viking Age have been presided over by the Kulturhistorisches Museum of the Hanseatic town of Stralsund. All items of jewellery, including a brooch (fibula), a neck ring and 14 pendants are of pure gold and weigh some 600 g…
The Cuerdale Hoard is more than 8,600 items: silver coins, English and Carolingian jewellery, hacksilver and ingots. Discovered 1840 Lancashire, England. From Viking kingdoms of England; the other two portions are of Alfred's Wessex and from Byzantine, Scandinavian, Islamic, Papal, North Italian and Carolingian.
Find out about Danish prehistory. Read about famous finds such as the Egtved Girl, the Sun Chariot, the Gundestrup Cauldron and the woman from Huldremose. Also learn about the Danish Middle Ages, the Renaissance period and the period of German occupation.