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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jul, 2018 12:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is a 6th century Saxon grave at Barrow Clump in Wiltshire, UK. Featured is a spear head and a sword. That sword looks to have an unusually long blade for this period. -

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Oct, 2018 6:48 am    Post subject: Sword found in Swedish Lake         Reply with quote

8 yr old girl finds sword in lake while swimming at family cabin. Quite a nice looking piece for being so shallow in a lake though they did say the lake was very low due to draught. Very cool! Look forward to more info when some work on the sword has been done. Hopefully the local museum is well budgeted.



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Finnish Article? with pic of broach piece
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Oct, 2018 6:11 am    Post subject: Better pics         Reply with quote

Here is some new video, with much better detail and angles from NBC. Obviously blade is still in scabbard with quite a bit of the covering remaining. Will be interesting to see how this comes through preservation and what the details will show.

Edit fixed link to go to video that deals with sword find, but they edited out the closeups of the sword. Did anyone keep a copy?

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct, 2018 11:13 pm    Post subject: New Norwegian boat burial site         Reply with quote

Wow - can not wait to see what they dig up - hope its not too damaged from being plowed over to reduce the ground cover to 50 cm ...
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/15/viking-ship-burial-discovered-in-norway-just-50cm-underground

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2018 10:05 am    Post subject: Re: New Norwegian boat burial site         Reply with quote

Michael A. H. wrote:
Wow - can not wait to see what they dig up - hope its not too damaged from being plowed over to reduce the ground cover to 50 cm ...
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/15/viking-ship-burial-discovered-in-norway-just-50cm-underground


I just saw this as well Michael it does look very promising with its context and if it has not been messed with could be very interesting find. Not sure when they would look at a dig of such a find, its one of those big projects.

Here is the NatGeo article not as much info as The Guardian though.

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CNN has a video with more visuals and layout of site depicted here
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PostPosted: Wed 21 Nov, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject: Viking Sword found in Antalya province.         Reply with quote

I find this incredibly interesting as it is so rare to find material surviving artifacts from the Nordic cultures in the places like Turkey even though their participation in the historical period is well known. Not to mention the article is pretty well written for a sword find article, Usually they spend most of the article taking about some misinformation or King Arthur here its straight forward and well stated.



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