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Zurich-Altstetten Bowl


James Blake Wiener
published on 07 November 2017
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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)

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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 formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, November 07). Zurich-Altstetten Bowl. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wiener, James B. "Zurich-Altstetten Bowl." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Nov 2017. Web. 26 Feb 2021.

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