Skip to comments.New images may yield Viking ships
Posted on 10/04/2010 6:43:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Archaeologists think they have found two more Viking ships buried in Vestfold County south of Oslo. The biggest may be 25 metres long, larger than any found so far.
Road construction near the old Viking trading center at Kaupang has led to the discovery of two large ship silhouettes on ground radar pictures. The pictures have been made possible through a venture involving the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (Norsk institutt for kulturminneforskning, NIKU) and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archeological Prospection and Virtual Archeology.
They portray some "exciting" images with the help of high tech methods including satellites, laser scanning, magnetometers and georadar, according to NIKU officials. The methods can avoid or minimize destructive excavations by allowing archaeologists to register what the Norwegians call kulturminner (cultural antiquities) under the surface with a high degree of precision.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsinenglish.no ...
This image, and another like it, may lead archaeologists to the discovery of more Viking ships buried south of Oslo. PHOTO: LBI ArchPro/NIKU
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Great!! I can see the ships that transported Vikings to Ireland to rape and pillage and leave me with the mark, AKA RED HAIR....:>(
The burial mound containing the famed Oseberg ship contained the bodies of two women buried in 834. The vessel was excavated in 1904.
9th Century Scandinavian Viking ship
Well, I don’t hunt for lost ships..............but I do use electromagetic imaging equipment to hunt for bottles and artifacts lost or tossed in old 1800’s outhouse and dumps.
Click the link below for a nice feature they did on us in the Bozeman (Montana) Daily Chronicle last month.
Figures they only had black and white film in the 9th c.
I hope my kids are suitably impressed.
I was at a garage sale and the guy used to troll near the Columbia river for old bottles and antiques.
Being somewhat of an antique buff myself, I bought a couple he had and cleaned them up.
Are any of them worth any real money? How do you identify a classic or rare type?
Most have minimal value, but pre 1900 whiskey bottles, especially Western embossed whiskeys may be valued from several hundred to several thousand buck or more......
Here are a few links to give you a little background....Reg
One of the premier bottle auction sites: http://www.americanbottle.com/past-auctions.php
FEDERATION OF HISTORICAL BOTTLE COLLECTORS: http://fohbc.com/
OLD WESTERN WHISKIES: http://www.globtopwhiskies.com/
I have one plainly marked Dr. Miles Laboratories that cleaned up nice.
Another that is almost more of a glass than a bottle, in pale green glass with alot of bubbles - but interestingly, Chinese characters on the bottom.
And one that looks like an old Milk of Magnesia bottle or something. The classic blue glass. I hear some of that is rare, but not sure what.
[singing] felines, nothin’ more than felines...
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