WitaszkowoWitaszkowo is a rather insignificant village in Western Poland.
In 1882, however, when Witaszkowo was still called Vettersfelde and part of Germany, a local farmer found an incredible treasure which included the pendant of a necklace, a massive neckband, the sheath of a sword, and a huge fish - all made of pure gold!
The finds turned out to be almost 2500 year-old parts of a Scythian warrior's armour. But how did his belongings get here - more than 2000 km away from his home in the steppes of what is today Southern Russia?
Scythian GoldIn 1882, a farmer in the village of Vettersfelde ploughed his fields – and dug up a fabulous gold treasure. It turned out to be an archaeological sensation: he had found a cache of 2500-year old Scythian treasures, showing amazing goldsmith's artistry.
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