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Offering to the gods of the underworld

More than four thousand years ago, ore was already being extracted from the ground in Central Europe and processed into metal, and some of it was given back to the earth. During the 19th and 20th centuries, this metal resurfaced, but as prehistoric treasure in the form of rings and flat bars. The unusually numerous finds are not only a sign of the growing importance of metal, they also indicate the transition from the stone age to the bronze age in Europe.