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PostPosted: Wed 07 Jan, 2009 3:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh, that battlefield? The news media has certainly been making a big fuss about it while (mostly) getting things mixed up. Gabriele Campbell's blog ( http://lostfort.blogspot.com/ ) has three very informative posts about the matter.
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Jan, 2009 6:08 am    Post subject: Great site         Reply with quote

Thank you Lafayette, she has a great site and a knowledgeable and thoughtful commentary on the material and links to more. The find sounds quite interesting and a nice record of an exchange between forces. I will also check he blog in future as she has some good pics and interesting commentary.

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Best Images I have found so far. Der Spiegel Photo Gallery
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is pretty interesting about the store of Bronze cannons and Guns, not to mention the Gold and Silver. Not a bad time to find treasure of Historic and Intrinsic value.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/02/sunk.ship/in...pstoryview
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb, 2009 3:19 pm    Post subject: "HMS Victory"         Reply with quote

Sam Haverkamp wrote:
This is pretty interesting about the store of Bronze cannons and Guns, not to mention the Gold and Silver. Not a bad time to find treasure of Historic and Intrinsic value.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/02/sunk.ship/in...pstoryview
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Hi Sam

Yes I saw that this afternoon. Great find. I hope the players all stay nice so we can learn from it as opposed to just fight over the items. I would love to see a pic of the 42 Pounder thats got to be a heck of a gun.

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Pic of big gun here
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Feb, 2009 8:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A 2/2/09 story on 1744 shipwreck in The New York Times is interesting, & includes a link to a fascinating pdf document with photos (including a 42 pound cannon).
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Jun, 2009 11:24 am    Post subject: Scottish Knight         Reply with quote

Heres a good one on a Scottish Medieval Knight

Knight Found

Though as usual he was welding a heavy sword. You just can't break the cycle of misinformation.

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Jun, 2009 2:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Another interesting recent find. A Roman mass grave after some sharp action or gruesome event.

Roman War Grave

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Feb, 2010 6:54 am    Post subject: Korean Find         Reply with quote

Here is a very nice find that was announced late last year. Seem to have missed it till now.

http://www.archaeology.org/0911/abstracts/korea_iron_man.html

Pretty impressive scale armor for 1500 yrs ago. ANybody looking for a diy project of the first order Happy

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

For those interested in relatives of Alfred the Great, medieval anglo-saxons and such, the find of his granddaughter in Magdeburg may be of interest. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8467870.stm

I have been interested in the history of Magdeburg near and earlier than this era as it was considered to have been one of the places where some form of "knightly games" were conducted prior to well known development of the 11'th and 12th century tournament format.

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jun, 2010 9:25 pm    Post subject: Gladiator Graveyard         Reply with quote

Here is something of interest. I try to have some weapon artifact included in the find to post to this thread but thought this was very interesting and I would guess there maybe some interesting bits in the material.

Gladiator Graveyard in UK

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 3:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Another interesting Bronze Age find to add to the list:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11651691

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PostPosted: Sun 28 Nov, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject: Great Find Michael         Reply with quote

Great find, I kind of missed this one somehow. But here is some more info. Archeology is one of those tough disciplines where the excitement of the find can take a while to be filled in with info. This one sounds like it is pretty much bronze age off the charts as the pottery was filled with food. Now if they will just give us more pics of the swords they found even though thats boring stuff Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 31 Dec, 2010 4:45 pm    Post subject: Wow!         Reply with quote

I try to just post links to armor and sword finds but this is just to cool!


Celtic Wooden Tomb Found intact!

Man would this not be a great bit of work to go through this project?

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr, 2011 7:31 am    Post subject: Swords and Stuff from the past         Reply with quote

Battle of Philiphaugh a 17th-century battle, fought on September 13, 1645, marked a pivotal moment in Civil War when the Royalist army of the Marquess of Montrose was destroyed by the Covenanter army of Sir David Leslie.


Medieval and older finds in Trondheim including sword and extensive charcoal making area.


Chinese sword and leather armor found in Warring States tomb 2,200 yrs old, sadly no pics as yet.

Hope it is of interest to some.

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr, 2011 8:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Russ Ellis wrote:
Like Gavin I too find myself surprised at times that new discoveries often even significant ones are made. You would have thought that everything that could be plowed up, dredged up, stumbled across or discovered would have been... and every year someone comes up with something new, often from the weirdest places. The mail shirt (or was it a helmet I don't remember completely) that they found up in the eaves of that scandinavian church still has me shaking my head...


Most sensational finds can be made by digging into archaeological archives Wink because often quite a lot of things aren't published that would greatly enlighten mankind, but unfortunately are neither gold nor silver.
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr, 2011 9:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Such a good time we live in! Well, at least for historical studies. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Aug, 2011 11:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

An update on research on the recent viking massacre find: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14476039
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Sep, 2011 7:52 pm    Post subject: Chinese sword         Reply with quote

here is a sword that they say is dated to 570

Chinese Sword
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Oct, 2011 11:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry for the correction, but it is a Japanese made sword inscribed with Chinese characters.

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X-ray photos of the sword show that it bears 19 Chinese kanji characters, each measuring 5 millimeters square. Experts say the swords were inscribed with the characters and that either gold or silver were poured into the characters, adding that the sword was made in Japan.


You would not wish to irritate the Japanese, now would you? You know how kulturally sensitive they can be.


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"The sword was produced on Jan. 6, 570. It was wrought about 12 times," the characters read.



I wonder if this technology was not imported from the Koreans as well? Ach.....now I have stepped in it as well haven't I.
The truth is out there! Pass me the spade Heinrich, I think I have found Agamemnon!
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Oct, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject: New Viking Sword find with Axes         Reply with quote

A nice grave find with sword and axes.

Viking Tomb

Viking Grave

Hi Karl thank you for the correction, I should have been more clear in my description.

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