Veterinarian Unearths Valuable 3,000 Years Bronze-Age Artifact

A Bronze Age axe has been discovered near Pusztamonostor (Geat Plain region), as reported by the Jász Museum, writes

In recent months, archaeologists in Jászberény have had the opportunity to examine treasures of unparalleled value. A few weeks ago, a medieval lead flask was found, and now another valuable discovery has been made in the Jászság region. Zoltán Silimon-Várday, a respected veterinarian unearthed one of the oldest metal objects.

Zoltán Silimon-Várday with the unearthed axe. Photo: Facebook / Jász Múzeum

The axe, which is more than 3,000 years old and measures 110 millimeters in length, 5.5 centimeters in width, and weighs 175 grams was utilized by our ancestors who lived here in the late bronze-age and then buried, presumably for ritual purposes, according to findings in the area.

Photo: Facebook / Jász Múzeum

By the 11th-13th centuries BC, bronze work was already widespread in the Carpathian Basin, with the peoples of the area crafting not only ornaments and jewelry but also tools, axes, sickles, and chisels in bronze.

A few weeks ago, the Bronze and Iron Age team of ELTE (Eötvös Lóránd University), in collaboration with archaeologists from the Mihály Munkácsy Museum, unearthed a late-bronze-age sword on the outskirts of Mezőberény (south-east Hungary). Both finds are the result of the voluntary research efforts of locals.

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