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Altuna Runestone (early 11th century)
15.06.2021
Altuna Runestone (early 11th century)
Altuna Runestone ( Altunastenen ), listed as U 1161 in the Rundata catalog, is a Viking memorial Runestone with images from Nordic mythology, which is located in Altuna, Uppland, Sweden. The Altuna Runestone is a 1.95 meter (6 ft 5 in) high granite stone that was discovered in 1918...
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Hordum stone (8th - 11th century)
14.06.2021
Hordum stone (8th - 11th century)
Hørdum stone is a Viking painting stone discovered in Hørdum, Tystede, Northern Denmark region, Denmark, which depicts a legend from Scandinavian mythology involving the god Thor and the ermungand, the serpent Midgard. The Hordum Stone was discovered in 1954 during...
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Andre VIII stone (8th century)
13.06.2021
Andre VIII stone (8th century)
The Ardre image stones are a set of ten runes and stone images, dating from the 8th to 11th centuries, which were found in Ardre church, in Ardre, Gotland, Sweden. The main edition is by Suna Lindqvist. The Ardre stones were reused as paving under the wooden floors of the local...
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Snaptun Stone
12.06.2021
Snaptun Stone
The Snaptun Stone is one of the few depictions of Loki, the Scandinavian trickster god. The stone, found on the western border between Norway and Sweden, was carved around 1000 A.D. and depicts Loki with his lips pressed together. This is almost certainly a reference to a story from...
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The Loki Stone, Kirkby Stephen
11.06.2021
The Loki Stone, Kirkby Stephen
The Loki Stone is an 8th-century carved image of the Scandinavian god Loki, bound and chained. It is one of only two known carved figures of this type in Europe and the only one in Britain. We don't know how the stone got to Kirkby Stephen, but it is a reminder of the Norse...
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Gosforth Cross
09.06.2021
Gosforth Cross
The Gosforth Cross is a large stone Anglo-Saxon cross, in St Mary's churchyard at Gosforth in the English county of Cumbria, dating to the first half of the 10th century AD. Formerly part of the kingdom of Northumbria, the area...
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Broe helmet
09.06.2021
Broe helmet
The Broe helmet is a decorated iron helmet from around the Vendel Period. Discovered around 1904 in a cremation grave in Broe, a farm on the Swedish island Gotland, it was located alongside other items including fragments of shields, weapons, bridles, and game...
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Tjangvide image stone
08.06.2021
Tjangvide image stone
The image of the Tjängvide stone is a stone that is located about three kilometers west of Ljägarn, Gotland, Sweden. The inscription on the Tjängvide stone is carved on a flat slab of limestone 1.7 meters high, 1.2 meters wide and 0.3 meters thick. The stone was...
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Purse lid from the Sutton Hoo ship burial
07.06.2021
Purse lid from the Sutton Hoo ship burial
Wealth and its public display were probably used to establish status in early Anglo-Saxon society in much the same way as today. The wallet cover from Sutton Hoo is the richest ever found. The lid was made to cover a leather pouch containing gold coins. It hung on three belt loops and...
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Germanic statuette of a god
06.06.2021
Germanic statuette of a god
Small bronze figurines of people, almost exclusively men, appear in the 3rd-4th centuries AD. They are found singly at settlements or near lakes and marshes, but often we do not know the detailed circumstances of the finds. Some of the metallic figures ended up in hoards for scrap...
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