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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: empire; found; gateway; godsgravesglyphs; viking

1 posted on 08/27/2010 9:57:14 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: SunkenCiv
Valhalla We Are Coming!
2 posted on 08/27/2010 9:59:43 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: LibWhacker

Heilsa Vitke!


3 posted on 08/27/2010 10:03:51 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: LibWhacker

My great-grandfather was a viking. And a mason.


4 posted on 08/27/2010 10:04:53 PM PDT by ponygirl
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To: Viking2002

ping


5 posted on 08/27/2010 10:07:54 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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6 posted on 08/27/2010 10:20:27 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (g)
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7 posted on 08/27/2010 10:24:32 PM PDT by FReepaholic (Yoiks...and away!!)
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To: Dead Corpse
Oh how the mighty have falled

"Yer de fern de hern def fernde den"

8 posted on 08/27/2010 10:30:20 PM PDT by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: SunkenCiv
Viking ping
9 posted on 08/27/2010 10:33:07 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: LibWhacker
The researchers have discovered the only gate leading through the Danevirke, a five-meter (16 feet) wide portal. According to old writings, "horsemen and carts" used to stream through the gate, called "Wiglesdor." Next to it was a customs station and an inn that included a bordello.

Somethings never change. Location location location.
A Tax Office, a bar and a whorehouse as soon as you go through the gate...;)

10 posted on 08/27/2010 10:37:56 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: LibWhacker

As a Viking descendant, I found that to be very interesting.


11 posted on 08/27/2010 10:38:25 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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To: SunkenCiv

*ping (in case you hadn’t seen this)*


12 posted on 08/27/2010 10:43:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: LibWhacker

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13 posted on 08/27/2010 11:57:10 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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14 posted on 08/28/2010 5:42:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: maine-iac7

I think the sign in that picture says “Dead End”


15 posted on 08/28/2010 5:47:13 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (There's only one cure for Obamarrhea......)
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To: SunkenCiv
The Viking Kitties should be proud.


16 posted on 08/28/2010 7:18:56 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: LibWhacker

Does this resolve the Schleswig-Holstein question ?


17 posted on 08/28/2010 7:36:19 AM PDT by Timocrat
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To: Tainan

thirteenth warrior is still one of the best movies of all time.


18 posted on 08/28/2010 8:13:03 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Gene Eric
Takk! Greetings, brethren and sistren!

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

19 posted on 08/28/2010 6:30:24 PM PDT by Viking2002 (2010 - NO PRISONERS! NO QUARTER!)
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To: SunkenCiv

There’s so much emphasis placed on Viking warfare in the histories it’s easy to overlook their far flung trade routes.


20 posted on 08/30/2010 3:01:55 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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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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