Swords are cut and thrust weapons with a straight, double-edged blade which are frequently found during excavations of graves or as offerings in rivers and lakes. The oldest swords in Northern Germany date back to the Bronze Age.


  • Title: Swords
  • Creator: Foto: AMH
  • Date: Bronze Age
  • Location: Meckelfeld, District of Harburg
  • Provenance: Archäologisches Museum Hamburg Stadtmuseum Harburg|Helms-Museum
  • Type: Hilt
  • Medium: Bronze, Bronze

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