Two large stashes of bronze weapons and jewelry have been discovered in a small ravine in southern Transylvania, Romania, according to Discovery News. The stashes are from eighth century B.C. and each one holds 300 and 50 objects, respectively. Within the stashes were weapons such as short swords, spears and double axes, as well as jewelry such as pendants, torques, arm bracelets and brooches.
"The majority of the objects are made of bronze, yet there are also weapons and tools made of iron," said Corina Bors, a senior archaeologist with the National History Museum of Romania.
The treasure, which was first discovered back in 2012 during archaeological excavations, seems to stem from somebody that was wealthy and of high social standing.
"It's plausible to believe that this offering was made by somebody with high social status," said Bors.
Although nothing is certain yet, the booty could have belonged to Dracula, also known as Vlad III or Vlad the Impaler, a Romanian warrior renowned for his gruesome tactics on the battlefield, according to Live Science.
During one of his military excursions, Dracula described his triumphs to one of his allies, according to NBC News.
"I have killed peasants, men and women, old and young, who lived at Oblucitza and Novoselo, where the Danube flows into the sea," he wrote. "We killed 23,884 Turks, without counting those whom we burned in homes or the Turks whose heads were cut by our soldiers... Thus, your highness, you must know that I have broken the peace."