Skip to comments.'Sensational' Discovery -- Archeologists Find Gateway to the Viking Empire
Posted on 08/27/2010 9:57:10 PM PDT by LibWhacker
For a century, archeologists have been looking for a gate through a wall built by the Vikings in northern Europe. This summer, it was found. Researchers now believe the extensive barrier was built to protect an important trading route.
Their attacks out of nowhere in rapid longboats have led many to call Vikings the inventors of the Blitzkrieg. "Like wild hornets," reads an ancient description, the Vikings would plunder monasteries and entire cities from Ireland to Spain. The fact that the Vikings, who have since found their place as droll comic book characters, were also avid masons is slightly less well known.
(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...
My great-grandfather was a viking. And a mason.
"Yer de fern de hern def fernde den"
Somethings never change. Location location location.
A Tax Office, a bar and a whorehouse as soon as you go through the gate...;)
As a Viking descendant, I found that to be very interesting.
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I think the sign in that picture says “Dead End”
Does this resolve the Schleswig-Holstein question ?
thirteenth warrior is still one of the best movies of all time.
There’s so much emphasis placed on Viking warfare in the histories it’s easy to overlook their far flung trade routes.
There would have been more, but the Vikings killed all the Scandinavian journalists.
Did you say journalist?!
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