Last month, a beet grower was in Czech Republic A decorative gold artifact from the Bronze Age was excavated. It was well preserved in mud and the unknown farmer photographed the golden treasure and then sent the pictures to archaeologists in Silesian Regional Museum In Opava, a city in the Moravian-Silesian region.
It is estimated that the thin, broken wafer plate of gold was created about 2,500 years ago.
The appearance of gold artifacts from the Bronze Age before conservation. ( Brunntal Museum )
Developed with paranormal concepts in mind
Dr. Jerry Gotchelka is an archaeologist from Opava who leads the Archaeological Sub-Group of the Silesian Regional Museum. The researcher said Radio Prague International (RPI) that the gold piece measures “51 cm (20 in)” and was found in “almost perfect condition” with inclusions of silver, copper and iron. “It is decorated with raised, concentric circles and topped with rosettes at the end,” said the museum scientist.
according to live sciences While no one can be sure, the museum’s director, Theresa Alex Kellnar, said that the gold artifact was likely “the front of a leather belt.” But this is not an ordinary belt either, because archaeologists believe that it was created with it cosmic/ Supernatural concepts in mind.
3500 years old and still shining
Dr. Kilnar currently maintains and analyzes the fixation belt in the Brunntal Museum . According to the museum’s website, this is a contributing organization in the Moravian-Silesian region that manages important cultural heritage sites in the north Moravian – Chateau Bruntale, Castle of Sovink, and House of Scythe-makers in Karlovci in Silesia.
Without testing the gold, and based only on artistic style, Kilnar suspects the gold belt buckle dates back to mid-to-late. Bronze Age , which means that the piece was worn around the fourteenth century BC. At this time, small communities of farmers inhabited the houses with wooden structures and had not yet begun to form the larger agricultural settlements that occurred in the following centuries.
Researchers believe that the gold belt buckle dates back to the mid to late Bronze Age. ( Brunntal Museum )
Face mode for discovery
Earlier this year, a team of Czech archaeologists published a picture of a bronze age woman Reconstructed after DNA analysis. The woman was exhumed from the “elite tomb” in Mikołowice, in East Bohemia. According to a report in Expat.czShe had “light complexion, brown hair, widely spaced brown eyes, a prominent chin, and a small figure,” and died at the age of 35.
Described as “one of the richest people [Bronze Age burials] Discovered in Europe, “The woman was from the Únětice culture, and was found to wear bronze and gold jewelry, including rare jewelry amber necklace. This group of early farmers lived in Central Europe from about 2300 to 1600 BC, and were contemporaries of the culture that made the Bronze Age Gold Belt Belt.
Elite contacts with the other world
The exact group that made the gold buckle cannot be determined, at that time ( 2000 BC to 1200 BC Central Europe was a rich fusion of different cultures. Small communities began to band together and formed a trading network through which livestock and crops such as wheat and barley were exchanged.
This period saw the emergence of new social divisions. Those people who controlled the lands surrounding the emerging trading centers represented the origins of the societal elites. At the time, silver and gold had become a hallmark of the dominant economic class, and Kilnar told RPI that the gold item might have belonged to someone “of a high position in society, because items like that were rarely produced at the time.”
Professor Catherine Freeman Australian National University Europe specialist Bronze Age Metalworking. She agreed, telling RPI that the owner of the gold belt buckle “was a person of high standing, whether social or spiritual.”
The gold piece likely belonged to someone in “a high position in society, because pieces of such value were rarely produced at the time.” ( Brunntal Museum )
Forging Cosmology in the Golden Bronze Age
Live Science reports that during the Bronze Age, gold objects and gold treasures were generally buried “in private and isolated sites, suggesting a kind of gift exchange between the cultural elite and supernatural. Freeman told LiveScience in an email that gold objects with circular motifs are often associated with “Bronze Age cosmic systems thought to center on solar cycles.”
In 2013, Dr. Joachim Goldhan in University of Western Australia Posted paper “Rethinking Bronze Age Cosmology Using a Northern European Perspective.” This scholar determined that the cosmology of the Bronze Age world was based on “pragmatic ritual practices, which were constantly repeated and recreated at certain times and occasions.”
Thus, the lock of the golden belt most likely represents the annual cycle of the Sun. But more importantly it may be a centerpiece in a recurring ritual, and worn at specific “times and occasions” of the year, for example, perhaps to symbolically mark the major phases of the sun’s cycle, such as equinoxes and coups.
Top photo: A Bronze Age gold artifact found in a beet field in the Czech Republic. source: Brunntal Museum
Written by Ashley Coe