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ARCHEOLOGISTS have uncovered what could be a 4,000-year-old gold-hilted Bronze Age sword on the site of a new community football pitch.
Work to the playing fields has now been halted while archaeologists scour the site.
Early excavations have revealed a trove of archaic artefacts that they believe could date back thousands of years.
And today a squad of diggers from GUARD Archaeologists discovered what appears to be a sword with a gold hilt dating back to the Bronze Age.
Due to the fragile nature of the find it has to be specially lifted out in order to conserve it for experts to examine in a laboratory.
Chief archaeologist Alan Hunter Blair said: “We're going to try and lift it today by block lifting it. It will be more carefully excavated in lab conditions. [...] Daily Express / Link 2