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A ring of Nordic gods has been discovered in a cave in Ireland.
The ring, made of precious stones, was found in a limestone cave in the Ballymurphy caves in Co. Donegal, the Irish Times reports.
The stone ring was first discovered in 2010 and is thought to date from the 4th or 5th century.
It is estimated to be worth between €250,000 and €500,000, according to the newspaper.
The artefacts was discovered by a ranger from the Northern Irish Archaeological Authority.
The cave was originally used as a religious shrine for Norse people.
The name of the ring, which dates back to the Viking Age, means ‘the ring of Thor’.
The ring is one of two that were found in the cave.
The other is made of the same stone.
The Irish Times says the rings of Nordic Gods are found in Ireland, Scandinavia and England.
They were unearthed from the caves by local residents, the paper reports.