In Germany found the treasure of the Viking king

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At the weekend, he and Malaschnitschko joined professional archaeologists to dig up an area covering 400 square meters (4,300 square feet), unearthing braided necklaces, pearls, brooches, a Thor's hammer, rings and up to 600 chipped coins.

When amateur archaeologist Rene Schön and his 13-year-old sidekick Luca Malaschnitschenko found a shiny piece of metal on a treasure hunt near Schaprode on the German Baltic Sea island of Rügen three months ago, they initially thought they had merely spotted a piece of tinfoil.

The treasure found on the island in the Baltic sea.

On the territory of modern Germany was able to find the treasure supposedly belonging to king Harald I Bluetooth. However, when they cleaned it, they understood it was more precious. They reported their find to the office and later contributed to the larger sweep conducted by the entire team of experts. The Viking-born king also turned his back on old Norse religion and introduced Christianity to the Nordic country. They have found almost 600 silver coins, more than 100 of which come from King Bluetooth's era. These dates indicate that the treasure was likely buried in the late 980s, when Bluetooth lost a battle against his rebellious son, Sweyn Forkbeard.

The oldest coin uncovered at Rügen dates to A.D.

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His nickname - from one dead tooth that looked bluish - is now best known for the wireless Bluetooth technology invented by Swedish telecom company Ericsson.

One of the last Viking kings of what is now Denmark, northern Germany, southern Sweden and parts of Norway, Harald ruled from around AD958 to 986.

Bluetooth technology was named after him, for his purported networking and communication skills.

"We have here a rare case, when a discovery seems to be related to historical sources", says the chief archaeologist of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Detlef Jantzen.

The logo is made up of the two ancient runes spelling out his initials HB.

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