The Ancient Golden spirals

Published on 21 November 2019 at 14:38

The Golden Spirals

Archaeologists find the most fascinating things. Things like gold, silver, jewelry and diamonds are often found. But what they found now leaves them still surprised and without official explanation what it is. Today I'm going to talk about the golden spirals of Denmark.

 

In Denmark 2000 golden coils were found. The museum that now owns these golden objects describes the golden coils as very thin filaments that weigh about 227 grams (0.5 lb) and are 2.5 cm (about 1 inch) long. They date from the time between 900 BCE and 700 BCE, which makes it even more special that these thin fragile gold spirals have remained intact.

 

Despite a number of theories and studies, experts have not yet found out what it was used for. Someone speculated that the sun was an important symbol at the time and that gold was the most widely used offer for the sun god because they thought that gold had a certain magical power.

 

Other experts speculate that the gold pieces could have been part of a costume that would have been worn during ceremonies before the sun or was used by sun-worshiping priests in the Bronze Age.

 

Whatever this particular object was used for, it is a fact that people used it for something very valuable to them, since gold was not easy to obtain and is very expensive. What do you think this might have been used for?

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