Could these 1,400-year-old figurines be evidence of an Iron Age cult?

Hoard of 30 models hints that Swedish town was once a religious centre

  • Hoard of 2cm-tall figurines were found in the village of Vang in Blekinge
  • Called guldgubbar, they are also known as Gold Old Men or Gold Wives
  • Researchers believe they were made from Roman coins which were hammered into shape
  • Guldgubbars are commonly associated with areas of ritual and worship
  • Archaeologists found ruins of a house and a forge suggesting the region was once home to an Iron Age cult


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2515008/Could-1-400-year-old-figurines-evidence-Iron-Age-cult-Hoard-30-models-hints-Swedish-town-religious-centre.html#ixzz2m904sZf1
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