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'Sensational' Discovery -- Archeologists Find Gateway to the Viking Empire
Spiegel ^ | 8/27/10 | Matthias Schulz

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.

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KEYWORDS: empire; found; gateway; godsgravesglyphs; viking
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To: colorado tanker

There would have been more, but the Vikings killed all the Scandinavian journalists.


21 posted on 08/30/2010 3:39:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Did you say journalist?!

22 posted on 08/30/2010 5:12:19 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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