Brittany: astonishing discovery of fake unicorn horns Brittany, land of mysteries and legends, has not finished surprising us. As revealed by our colleagues from France Bleu Breizh Izel , a walker in search of mushrooms made an astonishing discovery in a forest in Plouhinec, a town in Morbihan located about twenty minutes from Lorient. It is not chanterelles or porcini mushrooms that the man has filled his basket, but rather unicorn horns. Well almost.
“My friend Yann Garniel made this discovery while looking for mushrooms. He discovered these strange objects under a stump. We initially believed that they were sword scabbards. But as they were neither wood nor metal, we thought of swordfish rostrums “, explained Claude Le Colleter to France Bleu. As he confided to the Télégramme , Yann Garniel first thought that these objects were ” old weapons or tools “.
Objects difficult to date Find unicorn horns in a Breton forest, let’s face it, we’re not really surprised! “It is possible that these rostrums were stashed there by fishermen from Gâvres, a small neighboring fishing port. It would be quite expensive to date them. But for a very long period, from the Middle Ages until the in the 19th century, rostrums were sold at an extremely high price to gullible people who took them for unicorn horns, those magical animals that do not exist. Rostrums were powdered and sold in apothecaries or royal courts. “, detailed to France Bleu the amateur archaeologist. It is indeed difficult to date these objects with precision without carrying out further investigations. Impossible today, the rostrums having been thrown in the trash by their discoverer when he realized their nature. The mystery therefore remains intact …
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