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Buddha statue from 6th c found in Viking hoard in Helgo, Sweden
Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | March/April 2005 | "Worldwide" editor

Posted on 04/26/2005 11:26:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

This fifth or sixth century A.D. statue of the Buddha from northern India was found in a Viking treasure horde on the Swedish island of Helgö. Globalization is clearly not a recent phenomenon... [F]ew people got around as much as the Vikings. From their Scandinavian coves they visited, raided, traded with and settled in lands from Newfoundland to Baghdad. They conquered Britain, terrorized Ireland and France, settled Iceland, raided Spain and ranged throughout the Mediterranean basin. They established a major presence in Russia, the Ukraine and the Crimea, sending their longboats down the Volga into the Black Sea. They raided Constantinople no less than four times... It is unlikely that any of his ideas made it to Viking Sweden, but one never knows.

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KEYWORDS: ancientnavigation; archaeology; buddha; faithandphilosophy; germany; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; helgo; history; india; middleages; navigation; romanbaltic; romanempire; romangermany; rome; scandinavia; sweden; thevikings; viking; vikings
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21 posted on 03/21/2007 11:18:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Sunday, March 11, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
[F]ew people got around as much as the Vikings.

Ah...yEAh...Leif Erikson discovered America, too! ;-)

22 posted on 12/22/2007 6:48:31 AM PST by NordP (Such tough choices ahead, I'm now a "middle of the road" voter--somewhere between RUSH & Savage ;-))
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Well, he was one of the rediscoverers of it, yeah. :’)


23 posted on 12/22/2007 7:19:38 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Tuesday, December 18, 2007___________________https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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