In the Sendling district of Munich, an excavation team from the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments (BLfD) has recovered a Celtic grave with exceptional finds.
The tomb was found when the BLfD was called by a disposal crew searching for unexploded World War II ordnance in the Sendling district. It was brought to light in the middle of a square structure formed by four wooden posts. It dates to the 3rd or 2nd century B.C. During that time the Celts cremated their dead and interred the cinerary remains in pits together with grave goods.
One of the finds is a pair of scissors, that are more than 2,300 years old and in a very good condition. Their blades are still sharp and shiny. The quality of the craftsmanship is impressive and due to the excellent preservation state, the objects looks as if it could still be used today.
Apart from the scissors, the grave also contained a folded sword, the remains of a shield, a spearhead, a razor and a fibula. Because of the impressive craftsmanship, which all of the artifacts feature, researchers conclude that the deceased was of a high social status.