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

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