Arthur Shippee passed along this story about a
Roman coin hoard found in the Bernese Alps back in 2020. Thanks. Here's a Google translation.
Coins and Roman rock crystals have been discovered in the high Bernese Alps,
near the Ammertenhorn, at 2600 meters above sea level, announced the Archaeological Service of the canton of Bern on Monday.
The Ammertenhorn site in the municipality of Lenk in the Bernese Oberland was revealed in the summer of 2020 by a runner in the field, explains the Archaeological Service in a press release. Research has then been carried out
on this isolated high plateau over the past two years in order to secure further discoveries. Since then,
about a hundred Roman coins, the fragment of a bronze votive plaque – it is a leaf-shaped consecration offering – 27 rock crystals and other objects have been unearthed. day, the press release lists.
Comparable sets of finds are often interpreted as offerings of consecration. The high plateau between the Ammertenhorn and the sublime Wildstrubel massif, visible from afar, could also have been a sacred place, explains Adriano Boschetti, Bernese cantonal archaeologist.
The objects discovered
can be admired from February 23, 2023 in the excavation tent of the historic Museum in Bern. The establishment
regularly presents the latest discoveries of Bernese archaeologists in an excavation tent staged in an original way.
To read the complete article, see:
De la monnaie romaine découverte dans les Alpes bernoises
To read a Newsweek article, see:
Hoard of Roman Coins Found After Hiker Stumbles Across Lost Ancient Site
Wayne Homren, Editor
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