Zurich-Altstetten Bowl

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 07 November 2017

Discovered during the construction of a railway line in 1906 in Switzerland, this golden bowl weighs 910 g, making it one of the heaviest gold receptacles unearthed in Europe to date. It was created around 1500-1000 BCE. (Landesmuseum, Z├╝rich)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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