The Late Bronze Age sword is a total of 47.5 centimeters (19 inches) long, and 4 centimeters (1.6 inches) wide.
According to the Romanian experts who have studied it, the Bronze Age weapon was made in a mold. The sword is well preserved and its blade features decorations.
The original handle of the ancient weapon appears to have been made of a perishable material since it has not been preserved.
The Late Bronze Age sword’s surface bears traces from coming into contact with other metal objects.
The Romanian archaeologists say that the sword, which is well over 3,000 years old, probably belonged to a nobleman.
They do not rule out the possibility that the owner of the newly discovered ancient weapon may have been buried in or near the gravel pit where the Bronze Age artifact was discovered. For the time being, no ancient burials have been discovered there.
The Bronze Age sword is rather well preserved. Photo: Buzau Museum
For the time being, no burial has been found near the sit ewhere the sword was discovered. Photos: TV grabs from TVR
The sword is now undergoing conservation and restoration by experts at the Buzau County Museum.
Once the conservation and restoration procedures in question are completed, the Bronze Age weapon will become part of the permanent collection of the museum, and will be exhibited for its visitors.
The Romanian gravel pit worker who found the Bronze Age sword is expected to be granted a reward by the Buzau museum for the impressive accidental archaeological discovery he made and immediately turned in.