In Germany discovered a stash of treasure of the Vikings

In Germany discovered a stash of treasure of the Vikings

Gormsson, better known by the nickname "Harald Bluetooth", was one of the last Viking rulers of Denmark.

René Schön and his pupil Luca Malaschnitschenko were using metal detectors on Germany's Rügen island when they found a piece of metal.

Around one hundred coins out of the treasure trove belonged into the Danish King Harald Bluetooth, whose identify is utilized in advanced bluetooth mobile technologies.

The trove included necklaces, rings, a Thor's hammer and more than 100 items dating from Bluetooth's time.

"This is the largest single find of Bluetooth coins in the southern Baltic Sea region and is therefore of outstanding importance", excavation director Michael Schirren told DPA.

Archaeologists search for coins and jewelry after a medieval silver treasure had been found near Schaprode on the northern German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea.


According to a statement released by the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Office for Culture and Historic Preservation, the teenage boy and a volunteer preservationist located the first silver object in the municipality of Schaprode in January.

The state archaeology office became involved and the amateur archeologists were asked to keep the find a secret until professionals could plan the major dig. This is because of his impeccable communication skills which helped him unite modern-day Norway, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. He was known as Bluetooth probably because of a prominent discoloured tooth.

The site of the treasure trove, Schaprode, is near where a 16-piece gold hoard dating from Bluetooth's reign was found in the 19th century.

The technology, developed to wirelessly link computers with cellular devices, was named after Bluetooth because of his knack for unification.

In the 980s he fled to Pomerania, now in north Germany, after losing a big sea battle against forces loyal to his son Sweyn Forkbeard. The symbol of Bluetooth is also a mixture of two letters of runic alphabets representing the initials of King Harald.

Related Articles