Teenager unearths treasures linked to Harald Bluetooth

Amateur archaeologist Rene Schoen and 13-year-old student Luca Malaschnichenko looking for treasure with a metal detector in Schaprode northern Germany

Legendary Danish king Bluetooth's trove unearthed in Germany

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

The pair, who belong to a group of enthusiasts looking after historical sites in northern Germany, thought they had dug up a chunk of aluminium. On a field of 400 square meters, they came upon a silver treasure from the late 10th century with coins that are assigned to the Danish king Harald Bluetooth (about 910 - 987).

As per Some statement released from the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Business Office for Tradition and Historic Preservation, the teenaged boy and a volunteer preservationist found the Very First silver item in the municipality of both Schaprode at January. According to experts, engaged in excavation, was found the largest treasure trove of all that was ever found in the southern part of the Baltic sea. He's also credited with uniting swathes of modern-day Norway, Germany, Sweden and Denmark under his rule. He was known as Bluetooth probably because of a prominent discoloured tooth. This feat inspired Intel's Jim Kardach to name the tech service in honor of Bluetooth in 1997, given that "the new technology that would unify communications protocols like King Harald had united Scandinavia", according to Tom's Hardware, a Live Science sister site.

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.

Their dig, which wrapped up over the weekend, ultimately unearthed hundreds of ancient coins, at least 100 of which they attribute to Bluetooth's reign. "We have here the rare case of a discovery that appears to corroborate historical sources", archaeologist Detlef Jantzen told the Guardian.

Silver coins from Harald Bluetooth era discovered.

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

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