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Boy unearths lost treasure of 10th century Danish king

A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have helped to uncover a unique stash of lost treasure thought to be associated with the legendary Danish King "Harry Bluetooth," who brought Christianity to Denmark in the 10th century.

The duo made the unexpected discovery while hunting for riches with metal detectors on Rügen, Germany's largest island, in the Baltic Sea. As a senior writer for Live Science, Laura Geggel covers general science, including the environment, archaeology and amazing animals. During his reign, Bluetooth consolidated most of Denmark into one kingdom and also converted Denmark into a Christian kingdom.

In the 980s, Bluetooth lost a battle with his son, Sven Forkbeard, and is believed to have fled from Denmark toward modern-day northern Germany. But, soon a closer look revealed the object was a rare Viking-age silver coin. He died in 987, a few years after fleeing. “We have here the rare case of a discovery that appears to corroborate historical sources,” archaeologist Detlef Jantzen told the Guardian .

Teenager Finds King Bluetooth's Lost Treasures, Including a Thor's Hammer

The treasures of King Harold Bluetooth — the king who inspired the name for Bluetooth technology — were just unearthed on a German island.

Once you click on the link, you will be added to our list. The oldest coin found in the trove is a Damascus dirham dating to 714 while the most recent is a penny dating to 983. Archaeologists believe the riches belonged to the Danish king Harald Gormsson, more commonly known as " Bluetooth ," who ruled from about A.D. She has written for The New York Times, Scholastic, Popular Science and Spectrum, a site covering autism research.

This 13 Year Old Helped Find Viking Treasure In Germany

The silver jewelry and coins date to the reign of King Harald Bluetooth and may have been deposited during his flight from Denmark

Warrior king Bluetooth led his warriors in campaigns against Frankish nobles who ruled parts of France and Germany in the Carolingian Age. In mid-April of 2018, the dig went forward with the 13-year-old’s assistance, and it was worth the experts’ months of careful planning. If you do not receive this email, please contact us . Bluetooth is credited with unifying Denmark. Bluetooth is known for bringing Christianity to Demark in the 10th century.

Amateur Archaeologist And 13-Year-Old Student Discover Trove Tied To Danish King

The duo uncovered thousand-year-old silver coins, pearls, rings and a hammer in northern Germany. They include coins from the reign of Harald Bluetooth of Denmark — possibly from his own trove.

Luca and his teacher were asked to keep the discovery confidential until the entire excavation is complete. Back in 2015, a man discovered Roman-era coins, mosaic glassware, and hobnails from a pair of shoes and last year, four 2,000 year gold torques were unearthed in England. After converting to Christianity in 950, he set up bishoprics in Denmark, consolidated his kingdom with forts and seized some territory in Norway and north Germany.

1000-Year-Old King Bluetooth's Treasure Discovered By 13-Year-Old Boy

The ancient trove was found on the German island of Ruegen and includes hundreds of silver coins, braided necklaces, pearls, rings, brooches, bracelets and a Thor’s hammer.

Get the best of Smithsonian.com by email. And in case you were wondering: Yes, King Harald Bluetooth is the namesake for Bluetooth wireless technology. Now, three months since the initial find, they have unearthed more than 4,000 square feet of land, discovering many more artifacts. Silver coins from Harald Bluetooth era discovered. The earliest coin in the Schaprode hoard is reckoned to be a Damascus dirham dating from 714, and the latest ones are Frankish Otto-Adelheid pennies minted in 983.

Germans find 'Harald Bluetooth' medieval treasure

Silver coins and jewellery linked to a 10th-century king are found on Germany's Baltic coast.

When not writing, you'll find Laura playing Ultimate Frisbee. The official name of the tech, PAN, turned out to be too generic to do well in search engines, so the codename stuck. Tenth-century silver items are pictured on a table in Schaprode, northern Germany, on Friday. An Intel engineer who worked on the technology, Jim Kardach, was reading about Vikings as the project developed. According to the Guardian, the oldest of the coins comes from the year 714, while the most recent one dates back to the year 983.

Unique silver treasure found by schoolboy with metal detector

What was initially thought to be aluminium discs turned out to be a large silver hoard fully 1,000 years old. Unique silver treasure found by schoolboy with metal detector

Bluetooth's lasting legacy is found today in smartphones and laptops -- the wireless Bluetooth technology is named after him, and the symbol is composed of the two Runes spelling out his initials R. These dates indicate that the treasure was likely buried in the late 980s, when Bluetooth lost a battle against his rebellious son, Sweyn Forkbeard. After a closer look, however, they realized it was a piece of Viking silver.

The two alerted professional archaeologists, and then helped recover of the rest of the trove — more than 600 silver objects dating from the late 10th century, the office says. A previous version of this story referred to the German state of Mecklenberg-West Pomania. Gormsson was one of the last Viking kings of Denmark and became popular for bringing Christianity to the country. An amateur archaeologist and a 13-year-old boy found a silver coin on the Baltic island of Rügen in January when scanning a field with metal detectors.

13-Year-Old Uncovers Silver Treasure of Viking King Bluetooth

Bluetooth technology is named after a Viking leader thought to be linked to the find.

But its connection with a very modern technology may be even more so. Get HISTORY at your fingertips. After losing power, Bluetooth fled to Pomerania, a region that includes parts of modern northeast Germany and western Poland, according to USA Today . According to AFP , last weekend the Mecklenburg-West Pomerania state archaeology office conducted a dig in the field, excavating about 4,300 square feet.

Amateur archaeologist Rene Schoen (left) and 13-year-old student Luca Malaschnichenko look for a treasure with a metal detector in Schaprode, northern Germany, on Friday. The Two-Way is the place to come for breaking news, analysis and for stories that are just too interesting – or too entertaining – to pass up. He ruled between 958 and 986 and came to be known as Bluetooth because of his dead, blue-ish looking tooth.

Schoolboy with metal detector unearths ancient Viking hoard of Harald Bluetooth's treasure

At first they thought they'd just found aluminium

Give a kid a metal detector and there’s no telling what he’ll find—or what unlikely connections he may uncover. Kardach mocked up a PowerPoint that featured Harald Blåtand Gormsson holding a cell phone on a runic stone. René Schön and his pupil Luca Malaschnitschenko were using metal detectors on Germany’s Rügen island when they found a piece of metal. He died a year later in A.D. The oldest of the coins is a Damascus dirham, a currency used on the Middle East, dated to 714.

Boy unearths legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a "significant" treasure trove in Germany which may have belonged to the legendary Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought Christianity to Denmark. Rene Schoen and his student Luca Malaschnitschenko were looking for treasure using

Harald Bluetooth was born a Viking and is credited with unifying Denmark and introducing Christianity there during his reign. The AFP reports that a 13-year-old boy in Germany has discovered a thousand-year-old hoard of coins and jewelry. Fact Check We strive for accuracy and fairness. At first, they thought it was aluminium – but then realised it was ancient silver. This is hardly the only archaeological treasure discovered by amateurs wielding metal detectors.

A 13-Year-Old Just Discovered a Bounty of 1000-Year-Old Royal Treasure

This is because of his impeccable communication skills which helped him unite modern-day Norway, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. In the 980s he fled to Pomerania, now in north Germany, after losing a big sea battle against forces loyal to his son Sweyn Forkbeard. Luca Malaschnitschenko was using a metal detector in a field on Rügen, a German island in the Baltic Sea, when he found a piece of what seemed to be trash.

Archaeologists are now digging at the site – and have found a hoard of treasure linked to the Danish king known as ‘Harald Bluetooth’ , from whom the wireless technology gets its name. In 2015, a man in England stumbled across a Roman-era grave that contained mosaic glassware, coins and hobnails from a pair of shoes, Live Science previously reported . It’s possible that this treasure trove is directly linked to Bluetooth himself.

The oldest coin in the trove is 714 Damascus dirham, while the latest is a coin from 983, AFP reports . Luca saw a tiny piece of metal on the field and thought it was nothing more than aluminum garbage. The logo of the tech has also been developed from the initials of his name, H and B. Bluetooth died in 987. The find was just the tip of the treasure iceberg. You will soon receive an activation email.