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David Huggins




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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct, 2011 9:29 pm    Post subject: 'Viking' boat grave with view found in Estonia.         Reply with quote

I thought this was worth sharing, a pretty unique boat burial with forty individuals identified within the inhumation.
Play the video on the link and at 02;22 you will see some finds approximate to the Vendel burials. Amazing discovery.

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/transl...v9oBuxd55w

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Reece Nelson




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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct, 2011 9:57 pm    Post subject: viking find         Reply with quote

wow! Thats an awesome find. Thanks for sharing Big Grin
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David Huggins




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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct, 2011 10:09 pm    Post subject: viking         Reply with quote

LoL..I just viewed the spelling mistake on the title of the topic..it should have been 'with crew' not 'with view'....time for more coffee I think!

The find raises some fascinating questions and I eagerly look forward to more details been published.

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct, 2011 10:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yet another amazing find emerges from beneath the (nearly) all-encompassing asphalt of our modern civilization. From what I could gather watching the video and reading the poor translation of the article, it was another extremely fortunate accident from a construction project or something of that sort. I wish I could understand the Russian in the video!

One thing I could make out from the article translation is that the ship is believed to have had a sail, and yet dates to 50 years before sales were used on these ships, according to prior studies. Plus there are the forty men buried there, five of which the article seems to indicate were of very high rank, who were buried with valuable items. It looks to me like this find might turn out to be of some really profound importance. This sounds really exciting! Big Grin
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David Huggins




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PostPosted: Wed 05 Oct, 2011 12:00 am    Post subject: Viking boat         Reply with quote

These are early days in the excavation but It has been indicated that the skeletons have evidence of combat trauma and a hypothesis has been put forward that the 'crew' are a unit of a war party of up to a thousand. No doubt the find will raise as many question as it answers but yes quite exciting.

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J. Kari




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PostPosted: Sun 09 Oct, 2011 1:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is one of the two ship finds next to each other on the island of Saaremaa (Ísel).

Maybe my friend Robert Rootslane will comment on this topic in more detail, since he was the one who participated the excavations aswell. I`ve only visited the site on the last night of the excavations.

Some more information about the first boat:

www.arheo.ut.ee/artiklid/KONSA%20et%20al%202009.pdf

http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/transport/?doc=44941

http://salmepaat.blogspot.com/search/label/0%...20shipfind
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David Huggins




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PostPosted: Sun 09 Oct, 2011 10:03 pm    Post subject: 'Viking' boat         Reply with quote

Hi Mr.Kari

I had also come across the same information after I did some more searching after been bemused by the news broadcast report and the google translation of the accompanying article which I assume to be Russian called the find 'Viking' when the finds displayed in the news video are so obviously Vendel style. I didn't believe the archaeologist would have made such an error which from the pdf they did not. But hey that's the media looking for a tag I suppose!

Altogether the find is very exciting and must have been the dig of a lifetime for those involved, I for one am looking forward to more details.

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