Discovered the oldest sword in the world, which is about 5000 years

Discovered the oldest sword in the world, which is about 5000 years oldA photo from open sources

Experts have found that the ancient weapons stored in the museum on the island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni in Venice, in fact is one of the oldest swords, whose age is estimated at five thousand years. This was reported by the Daily Mail.

The artifact was made in eastern Turkey in the third millennium BC however was kept in the museum as part medieval collection. According to experts, he could used as a weapon or as a ceremonial item. It is believed that before being in the museum, he was part burial place that the townspeople accidentally found.

A photo from open sources

Scientists have discovered the resemblance of a sword to another weapon that was found in the palace complex of Aslantepa in the eastern part modern Turkey. However, the artifact did not have decorations, inscriptions or other distinctive features. The analysis showed that it is made of arsenic bronze, not tin. Swords of this type were found in a relatively small region in eastern Anatolia, between the upper the flow of the Euphrates and the southern coast of the Black Sea.

Researchers believe that the sword came to Venice from Turkish Trabzon city in the second half of the 19th century.

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