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Locals unearth 'significant' prehistoric hoard of gold bands in Donegal

Experts from the National Museum have begun an investigation into the exciting discovery of four prehistoric gold arm bands they believe date back to the Bronze Age.

The amazingly intact ornaments were found buried together several feet underground at an undisclosed location in Co Donegal earlier this week.
Maeve Sikora, keeper of Irish antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland, credited local Donegal residents for finding the treasures and immediately reporting them to officials at the Donegal County Museum, who in turn alerted them to the find yesterday.

"These people were so helpful and quick to report it," she said.

ryaner Posted by ryaner
28th June 2018ce

Comments (2)

This is really great Rayner.... there must be so much stuff literally lying there just waiting to be discovered by some lucky people. Always remember going to the Beaghmore circles in Tyrone, looking at the surrounding blanket peat... and wondering how much more stuff could well be 'in there'. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
30th June 2018ce
As luck would have it the people who found this stuff were conscientious enough to immediately contact the NMI. It is amazing and beautiful jewellery and the temptation to treasure hunt must be enormous – I'm content to stone hunt, cairn hunt, tomb hunt like all the folk here. Treasure is in the experience. ryaner Posted by ryaner
1st July 2018ce
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