Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Stumbling on treasures in the backyard

It was reported last week that a man found a  600-year-old treasure in his backyard in Vienna. The trove is described as having more than 200 rings, brooches, belt buckles, gold-plated silver plates.... 
Mr. Andreas K. (his full name is unknown) found the objects in 2007 but underestimated their value and left them in his basement since then. He is reported to have stumbled on the findings again, when packing up to sell his house. At this point he was able to see the objects underneath the dry accretions and decided to post some images on the internet. After being alerted of the possible value of the jewels he reported the findings to Austrian authorities. The chronology of these facts is unclear. 

See more details, and sensational images on the Art Knowledge News website. 

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