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Viking Graves in Oxford

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:06 am

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/A-Viking-Mystery.html

Here is an interesting article about a Viking burial (and some other things) found in a routine archaeological dig in Oxford. I thought it might interest some of you.

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Re: Viking Graves in Oxford

Postby Karrde » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:02 pm

:shock: what a brilliant discovery, quite informative article too. It's a bit ironic that this find has been made in Oxford university when Cambridge offers the course specific to this area :lol: (anglo-saxon, norse and celtic studies) Thanks for the link FLK
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Re: Viking Graves in Oxford

Postby Sir Zeppelin » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:52 pm

Nice article. It's a good thing they took the time to look before thy built, or we might not be reading this article today! The page also has a video of a viking replica longship "The Sea Stallion", which is pretty neat to watch, too. :)
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