‘The helmet is found in Vendel, Uppland. It is a crested helmet with a high bronze crest in the shape of a bird or a dragon. Once it belonged to a man from a powerful dynasty, dated to the century. He was buried in a boat with his valuable.
‘Sigurd’s Helmet.’ An artifact found in a pre-Viking gravesite in Sweden, it represents the mortal hero Sigurd (from the Volsunga saga from Iceland, but also known as Siegfried), a favorite of Odin and a great warrior.
Varna Necropolis, 4500 - 4000 BC, Varna, Bulgaria Gold beads have been excavated in Dimitra in eastern Macedonia and are claimed to be from 5500 to 5250 B. If confirmed they could be some of the earliest gold objects yet discovered (Betancourt