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Viking jewelry unearthed in Denmark
Fox News ^ | June 26, 2013 | By Owen Jarus

Posted on 07/28/2013 5:33:56 PM PDT by Islander7

Several pieces of Viking jewelry, some of which contain gold, have been uncovered at a farm site in Denmark that dates as far back as 1,300 years.

Although the Vikings have a popular reputation as being raiders, they were also farmers, traders and explorers, and the craftsmanship seen in this jewelry demonstrates their artistic skills.

Archaeologists working with volunteers used metal detectors to find the jewelry in different spots throughout a farmstead on Zealand, the largest island in Denmark. The remains of the site, which is now called Vestervang, date from the late seventh to the early 11th centuries.

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TOPICS: Education; History; Reference; Science
KEYWORDS: archeology; denmark; dutch; godsgravesglyphs; thevikings; treasure; vestervang; viking; zealand

Another mysterious piece of jewelry found at Vestervang depicts a Christian cross and appears to have been created in continental Europe sometime between A.D. 500 and 750, predating the Viking-age farm site.

1 posted on 07/28/2013 5:33:56 PM PDT by Islander7
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping!


2 posted on 07/28/2013 5:34:33 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

Given the dates, this cross pin was likely pillage material.


3 posted on 07/28/2013 5:35:40 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Islander7

Isn’t that the piece Indiana Jones was looking for in the movie?


4 posted on 07/28/2013 5:37:06 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: Islander7

I wonder how they made the indented pattern? It’s too regular to have been done strictly by hand.


5 posted on 07/28/2013 5:42:41 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

Waffle iron ?


6 posted on 07/28/2013 5:58:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Islander7
Only one photo with the news piece!

This is a story for PHOTOS - not word descriptions - in this day of digital, there is no excuse -

I would love to know the other stones/colors were in the piece shown. It must have been handsome

7 posted on 07/28/2013 6:01:09 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Islander7
Moral of story: when you hide the family valuables from [fill in the blank], it's a good idea for more than one person to know the location.
8 posted on 07/28/2013 6:09:40 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Islander7; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

Thanks Islander7.

9 posted on 07/28/2013 6:17:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Yardstick
Some type of clay over fabric??

Or a meat tenderizer.

10 posted on 07/28/2013 6:17:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Yardstick

a woven sttamp was impressed into the ceramic or wax pattern


11 posted on 07/28/2013 6:32:56 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Islander7

The Vikings......friendly merchants and all-around nice guys.


12 posted on 07/28/2013 6:36:27 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Islander7

Good find, thanks.


13 posted on 07/28/2013 8:06:45 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: maine-iac7

More in depth article with photos of the booty:

http://io9.com/1-000-year-old-viking-jewelry-found-on-danish-farm-911118855


14 posted on 07/28/2013 8:17:10 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: Islander7

From article, an “explanation” of how a non-Viking jewelry piece was “somehow” included in the Viking hoard - an explanation that perfectly demonstrates politically-correct abject stupidity:

“A golden Christian mystery”
“Another mysterious piece of jewelry found at Vestervang depicts a Christian cross and appears to have been created in continental Europe sometime between A.D. 500 and 750, predating the Viking-age farm site.
“How the artifact arrived at a pre-Christian Viking-age farm site is a mystery. A Christian traveler may have brought it to Vestervang, or a non-Christian person at the site may have acquired it through exchange. The item would have been used as a brooch, and Kastholm said a female of “high rank” perhaps wore it on her dress.
It “tells us about close relations and networks between Southern Scandinavia and the European continent in late Iron Age, before the time of Christianization,” Kastholm wrote in the email.”

So - every explanation except the obvious one - it’s as if this was written for a Monty Python sketch.


15 posted on 07/29/2013 6:09:17 AM PDT by WL-law
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To: Black Agnes

Given the dates, this cross pin was likely pillage material.

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Exactly what I was thinking. Yet, the article refers to its presence as a mystery and does not mention this among the possible explanations.


16 posted on 07/29/2013 9:21:21 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: maine-iac7

Only one photo with the news piece!

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Yes, that disappointed me, as well.


17 posted on 07/29/2013 9:22:11 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nice!


18 posted on 07/29/2013 9:22:38 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Rebelbase

Oh, beautiful! Thanks for that link.


19 posted on 07/29/2013 9:24:40 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Rebelbase

THANK YOU!


20 posted on 07/29/2013 1:13:29 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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