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  • Archaeological sensation in Oestfold [ Inca remains from 11th c Norway? ]

    06/26/2007 11:34:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies · 1,285+ views
    Norway Post ^ | Tuesday, June 26, 2007 | Rolleiv Solholm (NRK)
    Norwegian arhaeologists are puzzled by a find which indicates an Inca Indian died and was buried in the Oestfold city of Sarpsborg 1000 years ago. The remains of two elderly men and a baby were discovered during work in a garden, and one of the skulls indicates that the man was an Inca Indian. There is a genetic flaw in the neck, which is believed to be limited to the Incas in Peru, says archaeologist Mona Beate Buckholm. The Norway Post suggests that maybe the Vikings travelled even more widely than hitherto believed? Why could not the Viking settlers in...
  • Norwegian ships attacked by pirates (Norway)

    03/30/2005 2:12:48 PM PST · by franksolich · 25 replies · 914+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | March 30, 2005 | not specified
    Norwegian ships attacked by piratesSeven Norwegian vessels were attacked by pirates last year, with Indonesian waters being the riskiest on the seven seas.Small bands of pirates dared to take on large vessels, and attacks and attempts to board were recorded on seven Norwegian ships, as well as a range of foreign ships with part Norwegian ownership, newspaper VG reports.The 48,000-ton "Syrena" was stormed by seven pirates armed with jungle machetes, who made off with valuables and supplies after threatening three crew members. The Syrena was boarded at night, when the ship anchored in Kalimantan in Indonesia.Ugland Shipping's 38,000-ton "Jorita" was...