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...some 80 pieces of jewelry made of an off-white metal, some of remarkable size and in very good condition. Iron Age origins seemed likely, even if the sizable dimensions and weight lend some of the artifacts a contemporary look and feel. The material puzzled the scientists. The objects were made of gallium. This metal melts at a temperature of just under 30 degrees centigrade. The jewelry had surely never been worn. What purpose did it serve then? .."

The Gallium Treasure of Obertraun - Presented by Peter Bauhuis and The Institute of Newer Archaeology
Bavarian State Archaeological Collection, Lerchenfeldstraße 2, 80538 München, Tel. 089 21124-02
16. 3. 2011 - 8. 5. 2011, Tue – Sun: 9.30 – 17.00 h

Institut für Neuere Archäologie
The Institute of Newer Archaeology