NewsSaxon tourist's unexpected golden treasure find on Rügen beach

Saxon tourist's unexpected golden treasure find on Rügen beach

An unexpected discovery over the Baltic. It is almost two thousand years old.
An unexpected discovery over the Baltic. It is almost two thousand years old.
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Jakub Artych

2 July 2024 17:12

A vacationer from Saxony found a golden treasure by the Baltic Sea during his holiday. According to experts, the discovery has "exceptional historical significance." The sensational find occurred on the island of Rügen near the Polish border.

27-year-old Carlo Bast discovered in the Baltic Sea. The holidaymaker from Saxony discovered a historical treasure on Rügen dating back to the 1st or 2nd century AD.

The man found the item, resembling a golden pendant, during a walk on the beach. It measured almost 4 centimetres in length and weighed about 4 grams.

I kicked the stones lying on the ground a bit to the side. Suddenly, something golden glinted between the stones. At first, I thought it was jewellery that someone had recently lost - Bast said, describing the situation.

The 27-year-old decided to check its origin. First, he took the item to a jeweller, but the jeweller found nothing exceptional about it. Then he began searching online and read there that it could be a precious item.

Unexpected discovery by the Baltic Sea. the office clarified the doubts

Carlo Bast contacted the State Office for Culture and Preservation of Monuments in MV (LAKD MV). He sent photos to an employee, and the response left no illusions.

The item is a discovery of exceptional regional historical significance. It is an excellent example of the craftsmanship of artisans in the early Roman Empire (from the 1st/2nd century AD) - responded the Office for Culture and Preservation of Monuments.

Interestingly, as reported by Nordkurier, the find turned out to be an archaeological discovery. Carl had to say goodbye to the found treasure. According to the applicable regulations, the movable archaeological monument is the property of the federal state of Mecklenburg.

During holidays, Bast often spends over eight hours a day searching. Most of the time, he scans the ground with his eyes. - You get used to the neck pain. Such discoveries are worth it - he explains.

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