A 3,000-year-old sword from the first Bronze Age excavated in the Czech Republic is hailed as a major discovery because it hides many secrets of history.
A hilt of copper.
Archaeologists unearthed an area in the Rychnov nad Kneznou region in northeastern Bohemia and suddenly found a 3,000-year-old sword. The sword has a decorative carving and a very sharp blade.
Although the area is famous for Bronze Age artifacts, archaeologists still rarely find swords.
The entire sword is 3,000 years old
Martina Bekova from the Rychnov museum said: "The bronze sword with a handle dating back to about 1200 BC belongs to the Lusatian culture . Artifacts belonging to this culture were discovered a lot in the East Bohemia, but rarely have swords. "
Martina adds that only five prehistoric swords have been found in the Czech Republic in the past decade.
Experts believe the sword was buried underground in a religious ceremony.
"It is very likely that it is a unique gift for a certain god," she explained.
Another archaeologist added that finding an artifact about 3,000 years old is the achievement of an archaeologist's entire life.
"It is wonderful to find such artifacts in a modern archaeological excavation. It can reveal a lot about its burial background , " the archaeologist said.