National Edu News: India Launches NISHTHA, the largest Teachers' Training Programme in the World  |  Technology Inceptions: Black Shark to launch new phones  |  Science Innovations: Designer algae to produce fuels   |  Parent Interventions: For a stronger father-child relationship  |  Parent Interventions: Vitamin D Deficiency in Middle Childhood Can Cause Aggressive Behavior  |  Technology Inceptions: Flipkart revamps seller onboarding process  |  Technology Inceptions: New range of Nokia Mesh Wi-Fi Router  |  Teacher Insights: Vacation to reduce cardiovascular diseases  |  Science Innovations: Chemo drug with fewer side effects  |  National Edu News: Kala Utsav 2019 Guidelines Released by MHRD  |  Education Information: Chandrayaan-2 Precisely Inserted in Defined Orbit  |  Health Monitor: Fascination for Slimness Has Racial Origins, Not Linked to Health  |  Parent Interventions: Online Brain Games Help in Multi-Tasking at Old Age   |  National Edu News: Intellectual Property Talent Search Exam 2019-20  |  Teacher Insights: Interactive Anatomy Learning Using Virtual Dissection  |  
  • Pallikkutam Magazine
  • Companion Magazine
  • Mentor
  • Smart Board
  • Pallikkutam Publications

August 16, 2017 Wednesday 12:22:49 PM IST

Very ancient dagger found in Slovakia

Bratislava: An ancient dagger almost 4,000-year-old from the Bronze Age was accidentally found in Hlohovec town of Slovakia, the media reported on Wednesday.

A fresh graduate named David found the antique by chance during a grill party near the Vah river, which runs through the town in Trnava Region, Xinhua news agency reported. "It's a bronze blade that was a symbol of power or requirement to some status. Not everyone could afford it," archaeologist Matus Sladok said.

The dagger, still in good condition, is 24.5 cm in length and 320 grams in weight. The upper part is engraved with branches and the bottom has three openings for the blade to attach to a stick.

Daggers on a stick are linked with the Unetice culture at the start of the Central European Bronze Age roughly 4,000 years ago. This culture today is mainly known from sites in Slovakia and Czech Republic.


The riverbank where the dagger was found was probably not the original spot to place it, according to Sladok. "It probably moved with time." Four such daggers have been known of in Slovakia until now.


Rajagiri Media


Read more articles..
Comments