Norwegian man Erlend Bore discovered 6th-century gold jewelry while he was walking with a metal detector.NTB/Arkeologisk museum, UiS /AFP via Getty Images

Archaeologists say the find is unique because it contains a design of a Norse mythological horse.

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 Erlend Bore bought the metal detector because his doctors told him to get more exercise.

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Bore, who dreamt of becoming an archaeologist as a child, made the discovery on a farmer’s land near Stavanger in August after he bought a metal detector on his doctors’ recommendations to get more exercise.

He had been out searching and was about to head home for the day when the device suddenly began beeping on a hillside.

He called archaeologists, who took over the search.

Erlend Bore made the discovery near a farmer’s land.

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The jewels date back to around 500 AD.

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Experts are calling it “the gold find of the century.”

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Experts say that finding this much gold in one location is very rare.

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The jewels, which weigh a little more than 100 grams, were discovered to date from around 500 AD.

“It’s the gold find of the century in Norway,” said Ole Madsen, the head of the University of Stavanger’s Museum of Archaeology.

“To find that much gold all at once is extremely unusual.”

The most recent comparable find in Norway dates back to the 19th century.

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