Man's metal detector starts beeping on a hill. The hill reveals ancient gold from 500 A.D.

Anita Durairaj
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A Norwegian man made a fabulous discovery when he was out for a walk with his metal detector.

His story reported on major news media sites is being reported as the "gold find of the century."

The 51-year-old man, Erlend Bore, bought the metal detector for exercise after his doctor's recommendation.

He was using his new gadget on the island of Rennesoey, Norway when he found an ancient stash of gold.

On the day of the discovery, Erlend almost wanted to return back home from his walk when his metal detector started beeping.

He immediately contacted local archaeologists who dug up the hill.

They found nine gold pendants, three gold rings, and ten gold pearls that were all part of a necklace.

The find has huge historical significance, especially for Norway.

It was believed that the jewelry was created around 500 A.D. shortly after the collapse of the Roman Empire. The images on the coins are thought to represent Norway before the influence of Christianity.

The jewelry will be on exhibit at a museum in Oslo.

As for Erlend, he may get a finder's fee for his precious discovery.

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