002The Archeology Unit of IE University, lead by doctor Cesáreo Pérez gonzález, has given to the Segovia Museum more than 9.000 pieces from the archeological site “Los Azafranales”, in Coca (Segovia). The holdings of the Museum will host, from now, this collection of pieces that are extraordinarily important for the Castilla y Leon heritage, key to understand the evolution of humanity in the peninsula from prehistory to the Middle Age.

The pieces that have been given in this occasion by the Archeology Unit have been studied and published in monographs, journals and international scientific congress. Also, the students and professors from IE University, and other international institutions, have taken part in all the process.

Among the discovered pieces in “Los Azafranales” site, one of the most significant works is a gold brooch that may date from year 1.000 B.C. and can be seen in the Segovia Museum since 2012. The researchers consider this golden piece the first prehistoric jewel found in the city.

The brooch may have been produced on Ireland or Great Britain, even though it was lost in the VIII and VII centuries BC. The good conservation and the research done on the jewel have suggested that it may have been used as a hair adornment or to fasten a cloak or a ribbon to the head. 


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