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PostPosted: Thu 20 Oct, 2011 4:35 am    Post subject: Video         Reply with quote

And now through the wonder of the internet we have video.

Good shots with xray of sword and sketches of burial.

Several outlets with a variety of videos with interviews.

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PostPosted: Thu 20 Oct, 2011 4:58 am    Post subject: Sketch of grave         Reply with quote

Here is a sketch of the grave courtesy of CTV


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PostPosted: Thu 20 Oct, 2011 5:58 am    Post subject: Scottish Archeology         Reply with quote

Here is a link to an interesting report on Scottish finds Treasure Trove in Scotland

Included is a very cool medieval dagger pommel that is decorated and of unusual form and an exceptional bronze spear head.

Came across this in links associated with the viking find above.
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct, 2011 8:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Staffordshire Hoard News...

...3 pieces form mystery object

..and some pieces from the hoard will be coming to the US!

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/13231
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Oct, 2011 10:11 am    Post subject: Seems like there have been some good discoveries of late!         Reply with quote

Since 1939 excavations in Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England, have revealed many magnificent Anglo-Saxon treasures.

Sutton Hoo Treasures on Show

Sutton Hoo Treasures (With photos)

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Oct, 2011 12:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jonathan Hopkins wrote:
Staffordshire Hoard News...

...3 pieces form mystery object

..and some pieces from the hoard will be coming to the US!

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/13231


I noticed both this mystery object and another object (both pictured below) have identical intertwined bird designs in them. Is anyone aware of any more pieces from the hoard that also have this exact same design?



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PostPosted: Fri 28 Oct, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As an added bonus of global warming, a number of interesting items have appeared from melting glaciers. Amongst these are a tunic dated to 300 AD.

http://www.oppland.no/Bildegallerier/Kjortel-...museum.jpg

http://www.oppland.no/Bildegallerier/Kjortel-...rbilde.JPG

more finds from the glacier:
http://www.oppland.no/Klimapark2469/Bildegall...Lendbreen/

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Dec, 2011 5:17 am    Post subject: Bronze Age Bonanza         Reply with quote

While no sword specifics as yet this site proves to be a treasure trove for life in the bronze age. They do mention some swords have been found so hopefully this will give us some nice context an structure to flesh out an idea of what life was like.

Great Bronze Age Find
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec, 2011 3:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Bronze Age Bonanza         Reply with quote

Craig Johnson wrote:
While no sword specifics as yet this site proves to be a treasure trove for life in the bronze age. They do mention some swords have been found so hopefully this will give us some nice context an structure to flesh out an idea of what life was like.

Great Bronze Age Find


I've actually been present during the excavation. Amazing stuff! This is definitely going down into the history books. On the site, several bronze swords, daggers, spears etc. have been found, plus iron age swords complete with organic hilts and scabbards preserved intact (wood types have been identified). One bronze dagger even came out of the clay around the time we were there (but were just off site when it came above). Standing on the riverbed, it really felt like you were standing in the past, with only the water taken away.

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PostPosted: Sat 10 Dec, 2011 6:27 am    Post subject: Wish I could see the site         Reply with quote

Hi Jeroen

Ah, I wish I could see the site from the descriptions and pics it sounds quite amazing. How large is the total area under excavation? The preservation levels seems to be off the charts for this age of material. One hopes the artifacts will be conserved and published in as timely as fashion as possible. We are really in a golden time of archeology as the amount and quality of finds has been very good.

Here are some more pics of the site Cambs Times Gallery

This article mentions the boats being covered in extensive carving Peterborough Today Article Also a nice pic that gives some sense of size of boat and dig.

For those who have an interest in this type of thing and if you are into podcasts/email news and apps this is a very good one that overviews a lot of the current work going on around the world on a weekly to monthly basis. Stone Pages really good stuff here.

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Just came across a pic of another Bronze Age find

Maidstone Hoard
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Dec, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Great stuff from Poland         Reply with quote

A viking/slavic burial group with great elements. Supposition is it may have been members of a royal guard of some sort for a local ruler. Good looking sword and decorative items.

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: New Nordic Sword Find         Reply with quote

First details out, but looks like they have found a nice H type sword in Norway. Hopefully more details and pictures to follow.

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb, 2012 10:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

W. Knight wrote:

I noticed both this mystery object and another object (both pictured below) have identical intertwined bird designs in them. Is anyone aware of any more pieces from the hoard that also have this exact same design?


They're pieces of the same object. The square plate goes on the right hand side of the larger piece.

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb, 2012 5:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A newly discovered Lombard necropolis yields spears, swords, and knives: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/15076
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb, 2012 6:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jonathan Hopkins wrote:
A newly discovered Lombard necropolis yields spears, swords, and knives: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/15076


Excellent. I love Migration era Lombard stuff.
Hopefully they've found treasures to rival the finds from Nocera Umbra and Castel Trosino.

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb, 2012 7:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! That has a LOT of potential. Really looking forward to some pictures of the find.
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb, 2012 9:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes I'm looking forward to pics of both the Nordic sword and any Lombard ones. By the way, Matt, do you have the reference (which speech) for your quotation from Cicero? It is most appropriate for these times.
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb, 2012 3:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Neil Melville wrote:
Yes I'm looking forward to pics of both the Nordic sword and any Lombard ones. By the way, Matt, do you have the reference (which speech) for your quotation from Cicero? It is most appropriate for these times.
Neil


Quote:
“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”


Neil, I stumbled across that quote this morning. Like you, I thought it seemed appropriate to our times. Turns out I probably should have done a little more homework before posting it. It seems Cicero never said it. As far as I can tell it was in a novel about Cicero from the 1960's. My bad. Worried

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Feb, 2012 6:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Type H Viking sword found in Melhus, Norway
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PostPosted: Tue 13 Mar, 2012 7:55 pm    Post subject: Leonardo find?         Reply with quote

An interesting search not involving digging holes in the ground!

Leonardo Mural Search

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