'World-class' 1,000-year-old Egyptian earring found in Danish field perplexes researchers-PHOTO

1,000-year-old Egyptian earring

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# 06 December 2021 13:07 (UTC +04:00)

An extremely rare golden piece of jewellery from Egypt has been found in West Jutland, Denmark, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The crescent-shaped earring from the 1000s, found by a metal detectorist, consists of a golden plate with enamel decoration depicting two birds around a tree or a plant. According to researchers, the earring most likely originated in Egypt, and no similar pieces of jewellery have been found in Scandinavia before. One theory is that it depicts the Tree of Life that is understood in both Islamic and the Christian way of thinking.

"There are only 10-12 such pieces worldwide. All in old museum collections in the US, UK, or Arab countries. Such a piece is unique", National Museum archaeologist and inspector Peter Pentz told Danish Radio.