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Badger discovers medieval treasure trove


Posted on Friday, 16 August, 2013 | Comment icon 13 comments | News tip by: questionmark


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A badger has unwittingly helped uncover the tombs of two medieval lords at a site in Germany.

The striped-mammal had set up home at a farm about 75km northeast of Berlin when two sculptors who had been looking to exhibit some of their work nearby came across some human bones that the badger had dug up. After further investigation it turned out that the creature had uncovered the tomb of two medieval lords complete with bronze bowls, a sword and an ornate belt buckle.

"We hadn't found graves like that in Brandenburg before so it's an important discovery," said archaeologist Thomas Kersting. One of the two skeletons appeared to have been a warrior as he exhibited signs of multiple injuries from past battles. "There were healed marks from sword strikes on his skull, it's really impressive, especially as he was relatively small. He was a tough guy," Kersting added.

"A badger helped discover the tombs of two medieval lords in Germany in what archaeologists are hailing as a significant find."

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Comment icon #4 Posted by Taun on 16 August, 2013, 11:01
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....
Comment icon #5 Posted by Eldorado on 16 August, 2013, 11:19
Cool. But what did they did they do about the badger? Badgers are some pretty tough characters themselves. He stormed off to Poland.
Comment icon #6 Posted by moonshadow60 on 16 August, 2013, 13:34
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.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Taun on 16 August, 2013, 13:42
He stormed off to Poland. And took the jewelry with him no doubt... You have to watch those badgers... They are tricky!..
Comment icon #8 Posted by Rafterman on 16 August, 2013, 13:51
Honey badger don't care.
Comment icon #9 Posted by EtherialNight on 17 August, 2013, 1:57
Badger badger badger badger!
Comment icon #10 Posted by The_Student on 17 August, 2013, 11:57
Clever badger, they should just use badger armies to excavate archaeological digs now.
Comment icon #11 Posted by ashven on 17 August, 2013, 18:30
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
Comment icon #12 Posted by questionmark on 19 August, 2013, 16:24
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).
Comment icon #13 Posted by beibeiqi on 22 August, 2013, 2:25
Pshhh and people say hufflepuff is the worst house. You dont see snakes amd lions discovering tombs.


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