A Norway Family That Was Searching For A Lost Earring Found A Viking Treasure
Their pursuit led them to employ a metal detector in the hope of uncovering the missing earring.
However, destiny had a grander plan in store. Instead of the earring, they unearthed a trove of Viking artifacts of profound historical significance.
An Accidental Discovery Unveiled A Lost Viking Treasure
Within the Aasvik family's garden on Jomfruland Island, nestled along the southern coast of Norway beneath the shade of a towering tree, they made this astonishing discovery.
Among the findings was a distinctive buckle fashioned in the likeness of a bowl, alongside another item that hints at a connection to a Viking-era grave—possibly associated with a woman from the 9th century.Scholars specializing in this era posit that these artifacts, notably the ornate buckle, likely originate from the years 780 to 850. Although the island had long been known for its ancient settlements, the previous evidence only extended as far back as the Middle Ages.
The commendable actions of the Aasvik family in promptly reporting their remarkable discovery garnered praise from local authorities.
This finding not only adds a fascinating chapter to the Viking history of Jomfruland Island but also stands as the inaugural confirmed Viking-era discovery on the island, as highlighted by the Vestfold and Telemark Cultural Heritage in a celebratory Facebook post.