“One common interpretation is that people hid and buried their treasures in difficult and tumultuous times. We have yet to see if that was the case here,” said archaeologist John Hamilton,
“When I started to carefully remove the neck rings one by one, I had this extraordinary feeling of “they just keep coming and coming”. In total there were eight high-quality torque-style neck rings, extraordinary well preserved despite having been made and deposited almost a thousand years ago. They looked almost completely new,” said Maria Lingström at The Archaeologists, National Historical Museums in Sweden.
“This is something you probably only experience once in a lifetime”, she added.