Iron Age secrets exhumed from riches-filled crypt

Treasures point to trade links between Central Europe, Mediterranean cultures

Iron Age gold spheres

GOLDEN FINDS  Five gold spheres and a gold pinhead (far right), each shown from two angles, were found on the skeleton of a woman buried near an early Iron Age hill fort in Germany. These and other items in the grave show connections to Mediterranean societies, probably via trade.

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