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Farmer’s unbelievable 400-year-old discovery found buried just the beneath ground

A metal detectorist farmer in Poland on the hunt for old tractor parts has made the discovery of a lifetime, unearthing an incredible 17th century relic that’d spent centuries underground.

Archeologists believe this clay pot containing over a thousand copper coins was deliberately buried near the small village of Zaniówka in eastern Poland, near the borders with Belarus and Ukraine.

After 400 years in the ground, the copper coins have transformed and are now green coloured thanks to oxidation.

Out of the 1000 found, about 115 are loose, with the entire hoard weighing in at over three kilograms.

An investigation has uncovered the origins of the coins, with archaeologists believing they were created between 1663 and 1666 in mints in Warsaw, Vilnius in Lithuania; and Brest – now in Belarus.

Worship of Norse god Odin began earlier than previously thought

Scandinavian scientists have identified the oldest-known inscription referencing the Norse god Odin on part of a gold disc unearthed in western Denmark in 2020.

Here, experts Krister Vasshus, left, and Lisbeth Imer hold the golden bracteates unearthed in Vindelev, Denmark in late 2020.

Imer is holding the golden bracteate featuring He is Odins man inscription.

The inscription He is Odins man is seen in a round half circle over the head of a figure.

The inscription represents the first solid evidence of Odin being worshipped as early as the 5th century — at least 150 years earlier than the previous oldest known reference, which was on a brooch found in southern Germany and dated to the second half of the 6th century.

The disc discovered in Denmark was part of a trove containing about a kilogram of gold, including large medallions the size of saucers and Roman coins made into jewelry.

It was unearthed in the village of Vindelev, central Jutland, and dubbed the Vindelev Hoard.