A worker at a site in Buzău, eastern Romania, has discovered a sword which is over 3,000 years old, dating from the late Bronze Age. The Romanian news website Stiri.tvr.ro reports that the man found the sword on a conveyor belt at the site.

The bronze sword is half a metre long and specialists say it was made in a mould. The spots on its surface come from contact with iron objects. The sword hilt is missing, probably because it was made from a perishable material.

Archaeologists say that the sword probably belonged to a nobleman. The area is thought to be part of an ancient graveyard and it is possible that the sword was buried close to its owner. The object is currently undergoing conservation at the Buzău County Museum, after which it will go on display alongside other items dating from the same age in the museum’s collection.

Text Alun Harvey

Photo Muzeul Judetean Buzau/ Buzau County Museum Facebook Page

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