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Badger Digs Up Medieval Treasure in Germany


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:32 PM

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A badger helped discover the tombs of two medieval lords in Germany in what archaeologists are hailing as a significant find. The 12th century burial site contains a sword, bronze bowls, an ornate belt buckle and skeletal remains that tell stories of a violent life.

A badger in Germany deserves a reward for making a significant archaeological discovery: the medieval tombs of two Slavic lords buried with an array of intriguing artefacts.

The striped animal, perfectly equipped for digging with its short legs, had made its underground home on a farm in the town of Stolpe in Brandenburg, some 75 kilometers northeast of Berlin.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:50 PM

I agree! He should be amply rewarded for his hard work. Clever critter!

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:41 AM

I love tales like this :tu:

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:58 AM

Cool. But what did they did they do about the badger? Badgers are some pretty tough characters themselves.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:01 AM

View Postbrlesq1, on 16 August 2013 - 10:58 AM, said:

Cool. But what did they did they do about the badger? Badgers are some pretty tough characters themselves.

The article stated that the badger had already moved on - it was an abandoned hole - possibly because the badger thought it was contaminated by the (long dead) humans....


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:19 AM

View Postbrlesq1, on 16 August 2013 - 10:58 AM, said:

Cool. But what did they did they do about the badger? Badgers are some pretty tough characters themselves.

He stormed off to Poland.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:34 PM

I love this too, Seeder.   I wonder what else is under the ground there that the Badger didn't expose to the light of day.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:42 PM

View PostEldorado, on 16 August 2013 - 11:19 AM, said:

He stormed off to Poland.

And took the jewelry with him no doubt... You have to watch those badgers... They are tricky!..


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:51 PM

Honey badger don't care.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:57 AM

Badger badger badger badger!


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 11:57 AM

Clever badger, they should just use badger armies to excavate archaeological digs now.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:30 PM

I hope they give the badger his share of the spoils and name him on the discovery credits,not sure if he'll have a bank account though,could be tricky


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 04:24 PM

View Postash68, on 17 August 2013 - 06:30 PM, said:

I hope they give the badger his share of the spoils and name him on the discovery credits,not sure if he'll have a bank account though,could be tricky

Well, he does not need one, you can always establish a trust fund for the critter (and his descendants).

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:25 AM

Pshhh and people say hufflepuff is the worst house. You dont see snakes amd lions discovering tombs.





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