A sword for the afterlife

  • CNN :

    Archaeologists have found an octagonal sword dating from more than 3,000 years ago at a burial site in the state of Bavaria, southern Germany.

    “The sword is so well preserved that it still gleams, according to a statement from the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments.

    It was discovered last week at a site in Donau-Ries, and researchers believe it was left in the grave as a burial gift.

    “The sword is thought to date to the end of the 14th century BCE, the Middle Bronze Age. A sword like this, with an octagonal handle made entirely from bronze, is a rare find, according to the statement.”