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9th century Viking body Discovery !!!

Postby Legolas » Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:06 am

I found this on yahoo, it's pretty interesting :D

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20040820/sc_afp/ireland_history_vikings_040820173030

Just thought I'd share, :wink:

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Postby doctorsparkles » Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:26 pm

Hey, thanks for posting this. I'm always browsing Yahoo news... I wonder how I could have missed this...
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Postby Legolas » Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:39 pm

doctorsparkles wrote:Hey, thanks for posting this. I'm always browsing Yahoo news... I wonder how I could have missed this...


Hey no problem 8) , Glad to help. It only stayed on yahoo news front page for like 15 minutes (when I first saw it). Then after that I had to go searching for it.

Prehaps they will discover more viking bodies in the months to come :?:

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Postby The Brick Lord » Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:10 am

Why do they only tell you about Viking ship finds around N. America?
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Re: 9th century Viking body Discovery !!!

Postby JoshWedin » Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:27 am

The link doesn't work anymore. Dang, I wanted to read that...still searching.

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Re: Vikings

Postby doctorsparkles » Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:47 am

The Brick Lord wrote:Why do they only tell you about Viking ship finds around N. America?

Because nobody knows the extent to which the Vikings colonized North America. Of course, this particular article was about Viking remains found in Ireland.
JoshWedin wrote:The link doesn't work anymore. Dang, I wanted to read that...still searching.

Good thing I'm a pack rat. Read on:

DUBLIN (AFP) - A Viking body, believed to be that of a woman who was buried 1,100 years ago, has been discovered at an undisclosed site north of Dublin, Ireland's National Museum said.

The find has been described as "exciting" and "significant" by the museum.

Archaeological excavation of the remains also led to the discovery of a bronze oval brooch, an unusually long bone comb and other copper alloy ornaments.

"The brooch is of Scandinavian manufacture and is dated to the early Viking Age -- the later ninth century," the museum said in a statement.

"This is a very significant discovery as relatively few such brooches of this type have been uncovered in Ireland, and most importantly it is the first find of an oval brooch for a century."

The human remains have not yet been analysed closely but the type of brooch uncovered has been almost exclusively associated with female burials in the past.

"This individual was buried according to pagan rites, which were brought with the Scandinavians when they came to Ireland," the statement added.

The first recorded Viking activity in Ireland is from 795, while the earliest sign of such settlement in Dublin comes in the ninth century.

Maeve Sikora, of the museum's Irish Antiquities Division, said the discovery was made close to a medieval church north of Dublin that was being excavated under government licence prior to development of the site.

Extensive road and building works throughout Ireland are leading to the discovery of many ancient artifacts.

Five months ago, archaeologists discovered a major Viking military settlement, or longphort, at Woodstown on the River Suir in the southeast of Ireland.

The find was made during excavations in advance of a planned road by-pass for the nearby city of Waterford, that, like most of Ireland's main coastal cities, including Dublin, first began as a Viking settlement.
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Re: Vikings

Postby JoshWedin » Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:15 am

Cool! Thanks, I'm glad you saved that.

Josh

EDIT: I found some more info on this. Not much but here is the link:
http://www.ncte.ie/viking/news.htm
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Postby forester3291 » Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:51 pm

This is intresting. Thanks for sharing Legolas. And thanks Doctor Sparkles for being a pack rat. :D
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Postby Ja_izzle » Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:41 pm

Yea!!!! go pack rat...... Well, very interesting.... Now lego will HAVE to make a viking set.... well, not really, but we can hope.

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Postby ottoatm » Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:53 pm

This is really cool... and ironic - less than 3 0r 4 days ago one of my friends mentioned the influence the vikings had in the world. In many ways they played an important role in shaping the western world (My relatives are from northern spain - basque region).

I am hoping lego makes a viking line... but suddenly, I am worried it will be duplo or something like the new pirate theme... this would be a form of torture from TLC!!
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