Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Today's News on the Silly Hats of the Bronze Age

Poking around a field near Boeslunde, Danish archaeologist have found about 2,000 little gold spirals, up to 3 cm long. They are made of flattened gold wire and are thought to date to between 900 and 700 BCE:
“The fact is that we don’t know what they were for, but I lean towards them being used as part of a priest king’s clothing or head piece,” Flemming Kaul, a curator with the National Museum of Denmark, told Jyllands-Posten newspaper.
Here they are after being cleaned up in the lab. So now imagine the priest-king of Boeslunde wearing a headdress covered with golden curls.

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