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GOLD TOOL DISCOVERED IN JERUSALEM CEMETERY LEAVES ARCHAEOLOGISTS STUMPED

Archaeologists have been unable to determine the use or purpose of an 8.5 kilogram gold tool discovered in a Jerusalem cemetery. The object was found in a Jerusalem cemetery about six months ago and the first suspicion was that it would be an explosive device, says The Guardian. The police were called to the cemetery and the bomb disarmament team proceeded to a controlled explosion of the object but this one was absolutely intact. After that, the Israeli Antiquities Authority technicians undertook several examinations, analyzing the constitution of their materials,…

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Work Begins to Retrieve Nazi Gold Train Believed to Contain Lost Amber Room of Charlottenburg Palace

Two months ago, headlines were made around the world as treasure hunters identified a legendary Nazi train packed with weapons, gold, money, and archives hidden in a long-forgotten tunnel in the Polish mountains. It is believed that the train may also contain the long-lost Amber Room of Charlottenburg Palace, an early 1700s room crafted from amber, gold, and precious jewels, estimated to now be worth $385 million. This week, engineers will begin surveying the site to determine how the armoured and possibly booby-trapped train can be retrieved. Poland’s Culture Ministry announced that…

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Amateurs discover Denmark’s largest ever stash of Viking gold

hree amateur archaeologists recently discovered the biggest stash of Viking gold ever found in Denmark. At 900 grams (1.948 pounds), the stash is comprised of seven attractively made bracelets. Six were made out of gold, and one was of silver. The silver piece weighed around 90 grams. Silver and gold objects Photo Credit The Sønderskov museum was very excited about the bracelets, which were recently handed over to them. They date back to 900AD, and are decorated in a style typical of high-class Viking jewelry. They were found by Poul Nørgaard…

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