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Copper artifacts found in northern Germany


Construction work in northern Germany has unearthed a variety of ancient copper artifacts.

A group of ancient copper items found at a construction site in June, including three pieces of jewelry and an ax, has turned out to be possibly of “national significance,” the northern German city of Osnabrück said on Friday.

It said a collection of this size and type had never before been found in Germany.

The artifacts, which are thought to date back to the end of the Neolithic Age between 2,500 BCE and 2,000 BCE, were reportedly found at a building site on the edge of the inner city by a volunteer worker from the city’s archeology department.

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Story: DW | Photo: K. Nowottnick

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