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Ancient Gold Necklace Found in West Fjords
Iceland Review ^ | Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | ESA

Posted on 09/03/2011 10:36:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Archeologists and university students recently discovered an ancient gold necklace during an excavation project in Vatnsfjördur in Ísafjardardjúp in the West Fjords, which has been ongoing for the past eight summers.

Scientists from different fields participate in the project, along with international university students, ruv.is reports.

Vatnsfjördur was settled early in the Settlement Era, which sources state began in the 9th century AD, and later became the site of a manor and a chieftain's residence.

Many beautiful objects have been excavated in the course of the project.

(Excerpt) Read more at icelandreview.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; iceland; notpining; passedon
A different archeological site in Iceland. Photo by Bernhild Vögel.

Ancient Gold Necklace Found in West Fjords

1 posted on 09/03/2011 10:36:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

Bet archeologists everywhere have pocketed plenty over time


2 posted on 09/03/2011 10:41:02 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SunkenCiv

So, that’s where I lost my gold necklace.

Further down the link, there’s a report of another Iceland earthquake. Lots of activity around the world.


3 posted on 09/03/2011 10:43:08 AM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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To: SunkenCiv

You have wonder why all these ancient peoples were throwing all these gold necklaces and other trinkets away? A Bling Flinging psychotic episode?


4 posted on 09/03/2011 10:52:15 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Lately I've been pinin' for the fjords.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


5 posted on 09/03/2011 10:58:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Psychotic Reaction
6 posted on 09/03/2011 11:05:07 AM PDT by blam
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To: Red_Devil 232

You have wonder why all these ancient peoples were throwing all these gold necklaces and other trinkets away? ...Seriously, I can think of many people who lost rings, bracelets, ankle bracelets,..etc. The other day in the MSM was a dude who put his wife’s jewelery in a garbage bag to bury it for safekeeping, and GUESS WHAT? $50,000 is laying in the bottom of some landfill in Poughkipsi (or wherever). 2000 years from now, (if we last that long), people will wonder why did we throw this away in the middle of the worst depression the world had never known?


7 posted on 09/03/2011 11:10:15 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Sacajaweau

In a documentary I have laying around somewhere, one archaeologist working in Egypt referred to gold as “the g word” — said it only caused problems, and doesn’t tell you anything. :’)


8 posted on 09/03/2011 12:30:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blam; Red_Devil 232

Well, that settles that — I had exactly the same ‘reaction’ as blam, but he acted on it and I didn’t. ;’)

[another song pops in] down by the fee yord, down by the banks where there’s lots of gold...


9 posted on 09/03/2011 12:31:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: bgill

Thanks. It’s been a shaky year in other ways as well. ;’)


10 posted on 09/03/2011 12:32:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Safetgiver

Well said. Besides losing things by accident — and we all do this, not just gold stuff, but cell phones, keys, etc — and not being able to find it even after retracing steps — there’s also the occasional raid, sacking, pillaging, killing, burning...


11 posted on 09/03/2011 12:33:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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An unused file (I believe; truth is, I didn't check):
Thousand-Year-Old Bones Discovered in North Iceland
Iceland Review
August 21, 2008
A recent archeological find of 1000-year-old human remains in Skagafjördur in north Iceland may shed a new light on a period of Iceland's history that is largely in the dark, the period around which Iceland converted to Christianity.

Archeologists have found bones that belonged to an infant and an old man under a layer of volcanic ash from 1104 during an ongoing excavation project at the farm Steinsstadir, Fréttabladid reports.

"It is a significant find because it educates us about the time when Iceland was converting to Christianity, which we don't know much about," said archeologist Gudn Zoëga. "It also confirms that there is a graveyard [at Steinsstadir] which isn't mentioned in any sources."

Zoëga said other bones had been discovered in the area about a decade ago, which led archeologists to believe that there were other important remains buried deeper underground and therefore an excavation project was launched this summer.

Zoëga said it was obvious that the first skeleton belonged to an infant, but since the bones were not well preserved the grave has not been disturbed yet. The bones that belonged to an old man were, however, well preserved and show that he suffered from arthritis.

"I'm an osteologist and I often consider skeletons the most significant sources of information that can be found during an excavation," Zoëga said, adding that bones can tell us a lot about the community.

"Graveyards can tell us whether the rate of infant mortality was high, whether people suffered from starvation or diseases and many other things," Zoëga explained.

12 posted on 09/03/2011 12:34:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Found at Fjords?

You know that somewhere, someone is pining.....


13 posted on 09/03/2011 12:36:42 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: SunkenCiv

14 posted on 09/03/2011 12:54:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SunkenCiv
The bones that belonged to an old man were, however, well preserved and show that he suffered from arthritis.

I figured that it was time to stop worrying so much about my health after I viewed the mummies on display at the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. They all had athritis, gum disease, and varicose veins. So, what else is news? Might as well give up turning somersaults over those diseases. What will be has always been and will ever be.

15 posted on 09/03/2011 6:59:30 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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