In Sweden found 1500-year-old bulb

In Sweden found 1500-year-old bulb

Swedish archaeologists have discovered in the settlement of Sandby Borg on öland, an onion, of which fifteen hundred years, tells The Local. According to scientists, it shows on the trade relations of the islanders with the Roman Empire.

The island of öland in the Baltic sea South-East from mainland Sweden. It was inhabited in the stone age; about ten thousand years ago it was inhabited by hunter-gatherers. During the Great migration, from the IV century, on the island begin to build a fortified settlement, surrounded by ramparts and stone walls, which local residents could take refuge in case of a sudden attack.

A 1,500-year-old burned onion has been discovered at the site of Sandby Borg on the island of Öland in Sweden

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For example, one of the settlements, Sandby Borg, built approximately 400 years, was on the South-East of the island, near the modern village of Sandby, was surrounded by ramparts with a height of 4.5 meters, which was defended by the 53 buildings — houses and stores for food supplies. In 2010, Sandby Borg began archaeological excavations, which have continued until now. Over the years, archaeologists found that the settlement in the V century the massacre occurred, after which the remaining inhabitants left it. In the first years of the researchers found in the houses of gold and silver jewellery, as well as several skeletons stabbed to death people who lay where they were killed.

During the excavations archaeologists found the remains of 14 people, including a child from two to six years. In 2014 there was found a Roman gold coin, solidus, Dating to the first half of the V century, which helped to clarify the Dating of the settlement. Then, the researchers suggested that the residents of the sandy Borg could become victims of massacres for gold.