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Craig Johnson
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jun, 2017 8:40 am    Post subject: Viking Ship Burials         Reply with quote

They have just announced a second ship burial found at this site. Neither seems to have been disturbed prior to now. Lets hope the conditions where good for preservation of materials.

Ship burials Eyjafjörður fjord in North Iceland
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jun, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Viking Ship Burials         Reply with quote

Craig Johnson wrote:
They have just announced a second ship burial found at this site. Neither seems to have been disturbed prior to now. Lets hope the conditions where good for preservation of materials.

Wow, they are already reporting a third ship burial nearby! The archeologists must be thrilled... Apparently the first site is badly eroded, and half of the site is already lost, but the other two are less damaged. A sword has been recovered, but it's looking like it may be in terrible shape unfortunately.

http://icelandmag.visir.is/article/archaeolog...-n-iceland

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Jun, 2017 8:45 am    Post subject: Re: Viking Ship Burials         Reply with quote

Mark Lewis wrote:
Wow, they are already reporting a third ship burial nearby! The archeologists must be thrilled... Apparently the first site is badly eroded, and half of the site is already lost, but the other two are less damaged. A sword has been recovered, but it's looking like it may be in terrible shape unfortunately.


Such a shame so much seems to have been destroyed by erosion. Hopefully they can find some graves, that haven't been severely degraded!
If the bones and teeth are not to degraded it would be interesting to see possible relations with DNA (or at least strontium information) as this could be a family grave site of some standing considering the sword find.

So while they find weapons and shipburials in Iceland, in Denmark they have found the oldest toilet Laughing Out Loud (a bit less glamorous) from ~1000 AD.
A 2 meter deep hole filled with human excrement from the Strøby Toftegaard settlement in eastern Sjælland. It has a high level of flower pollen possibly from honey (most likely in the form of mead); but not other types of pollen showing that the hole had been covered after use(s) and/or as 2 postholes make possibly it was a small closed building. 
http://sciencenordic.com/1000-year-old-viking...ed-denmark
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Jul, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is an article about a warrior's grave found at the Hyksos capital in Egypt - 2nd Intermediate Period. It includes copper weapons, a dagger and a khopesh -

http://homepage.univie.ac.at/elisabeth.trinkl...12tell.htm
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Jul, 2017 1:15 pm    Post subject: Very nice sword         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
Here is an article about a warrior's grave found at the Hyksos capital in Egypt - 2nd Intermediate Period. It includes copper weapons, a dagger and a khopesh -

http://homepage.univie.ac.at/elisabeth.trinkl...12tell.htm


Do you know i this is a recent find or not? i tried to sort out the date but there seemed to be indications it was from the 90's but I was not sure.

Tried to follow the link and see if they had analyzed the sword but could not find anything.

Good find
Craig
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PostPosted: Tue 18 Jul, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Sword of Robert Gould Shaw Colonel Mass 54th Regiment         Reply with quote

154th anniversary of Shaw falling at the July 18, 1863 battle for Fort Wagner

His sword and some other artifacts were donated to the Massachusetts History Society and a display premiered today.

http://www.masshist.org/blog/1517

There has been some buzz this past week and the information finally released today.

Some more discussion and photos at this thread
https://civilwartalk.com/threads/mass-historical-society-acquires-sword-of-robert-gould-shaw.136757

The provenance pretty well detailed and the blog page answered all my questions, and removed any doubt.

Cheers

GC this is also the Battle of Shrewsbury week
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