added by archaeologs The site of a large hoard of metal objects of the Late Bronze Age, located in the upper Mure§ valley in central Transylvania, Rumania, and dated to cl000 be. The largest known hoard of this period, it contains almost 6000 pieces weapons, axes, horse harness and ornaments, with a total weight of cl 100 kgs of metal. This concentration of metal reflects the intensive exploitation of Transylvanian minerals in the Late Bronze Age; of 360 hoards in Rumania in this period, 320 derive from Transylvania. The site also lies close to one of the richest sources of salt in Transylvania.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983