A few months ago, a man from Norway decided to follow his doctor’s advice and start walking more. He bought a metal detector for his new hobby and soon found the “gold catch of the century.”
Erlend Bohr, 51, made his remarkable discovery near Stavanger. “I first thought about chocolate or coins,” he said in a conversation with. CBS News. “It was completely unexpected.”
It comes with nine gold medals, three gold rings, and ten golden pearls. Ole Madsen, director of the Archaeological Museum at the University of Stavanger, calls the discovery “Norwegian gold discovery of the century”. “Finding so much gold at once is very special.” The penultimate similar discovery was made in the 19th century.
The museum will soon display the found objects. Burr was not so lucky that finds dating back to before 1650 go to the state. His items were probably made in about 500 pieces.
Burr will receive compensation under the same law. The same applies to the owner of the land on which the newly trained amateur archaeologist made his own find.
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