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Top 7 interesting Archeological Findings in Germany

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Germany is home to thousands of artifacts that have witnessed the reign of different empires and civilizations that have ruled the nation for several years. The artifacts mentioned in this article highlight the European continent’s people, culture, developments, economy, and other factors. Read the article if you wish to find out more about them.


Hacksilver was found in Germany in 2005 by a hiker in the Upper Lusatia. This significant trove of silver was called the Cortniz hoard. According to the archeologist, most coins, silver ornaments, and jewelry in ancient Germany were hacked. Many of their fragments originated from Moravia, Bohemia, Scandinavia, Baghdad, and Bulgaria. According to reports, these were used before official currency and coins were introduced in ancient Germany.

Badge of Christ in the grave

A lead alloy badge of Christ was found in the grave around the 14th century in Harburg (part of Hamburg). The badge shows a Christ riding on a donkey. The idea of religion was introduced in Germany in the Middle ages by Roman Catholics. People went on religious pilgrims and carried their souvenirs to their graves.

Badge of Christ

Sky disc

The forged disc, representing a cosmic phenomenon in the sky, was depicted as one of the best and the most exciting findings of today’s Germany. It was found in 1999 in Saxony-Anhalt by treasure hunters carrying metal detectors. According to archeologists, these coins are 3,600 years old, but the coins are still subjected to speculation.

Deception of humans

The six-centimeter ivory amulet was discovered in 2008 inside a cave in southwestern Germany. It was named ‘The Venus of Hohle Fels.’ According to ancient and modern archeologists, their amulets were used by people nearly 40,000 years ago. Hence, it is also regarded as one of the oldest depictions of humans in the prehistoric era.

A hat

A golden hat was presented in Berlin’s Gropius museum, which was discovered in the Bronze Age of 1000BC. During the time, Central Europe consisted of deities and priests that were a part of the sun cult. These hats were believed to be made of golden leaves worn by influential people in the cult.

Jewelry of a princess

Jewelry of a princess

In 2010, a Celtic tomb of a noblewoman of German times was retrieved from the garage in the Southern German town of Herbertingen. The jewelry was made of bronze and traces of pure old that were imported  from another county. This also meant that during the time, Europeans were trade experts even in the sixth century BC.

Swiss Knife of the stone age

Hand axes have been used by humans and ancient humans for as long as we can remember. These were dated back to 600,000 years to perform different kinds of tasks. For example, one run round-shaped tool was found in Germany, is presumed to be 35,000 years old, and was used for chopping, scraping, hitting, throwing, and cutting.