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Why did Vikings have ‘Allah’ embroidered into funeral clothes?

archaeologicalnews:

Researchers in Sweden have found Arabic characters woven into burial costumes from Viking boat graves. The discovery raises new questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia, writes journalist Tharik Hussain.

They were kept in storage for more than 100 years, dismissed as typical examples of Viking Age funeral clothes.

But a new investigation into the garments – found in 9th and 10th Century graves – has thrown up groundbreaking insights into contact between the Viking and Muslim worlds.

Patterns woven with silk and silver thread have been found to spell the words “Allah” and “Ali”.

The breakthrough was made by textile archaeologist Annika Larsson of Uppsala University while re-examining the remnants of burial costumes from male and female boat and chamber graves originally excavated in Birka and Gamla Uppsala in Sweden in the late 19th and mid-20th centuries. Read more.

More material evidence of the connections between Vikings and Islam.

elcaminosehacealandar: Stonehenge, July 2017. By Daniel…

elcaminosehacealandar:

Stonehenge, July 2017.

By Daniel Salinas Córdova.

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eldamaranquendi:Eowyn near Meduseld`s doors by  Matthew…

eldamaranquendi:

Eowyn near Meduseld`s doors by 

Matthew Stewart

irisharchaeology: Interesting graphic for anyone interested…

irisharchaeology:

Interesting graphic for anyone interested in Viking Age art 

Source 

archaicwonder: Celtic Bronze Horse, C. 300 BCPossibly used as a…

archaicwonder:

Celtic Bronze Horse, C. 300 BC

Possibly used as a votive item, found near the border of France and Germany

archaicwonder: Viking Four Coils Ring, 9th-11th Century AD

archaicwonder:

Viking Four Coils Ring, 9th-11th Century AD

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elcaminosehacealandar:Remembering Iceland and its magical…

elcaminosehacealandar:

Remembering Iceland and its magical waterfalls.

Back in May I had the opportunity to visit Iceland and to do some volunteer work in the southern part of the island. This magnificent waterfall, Seljalandsfoss, was 7 km away from the farm where I was working.

By Daniel Salinas Córdova.

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gemma-antiqua: Viking silver gilt filigree brooch, dated to the…

gemma-antiqua:

Viking silver gilt filigree brooch, dated to the 9th to 11th centuries. Source: Timeline Auction.

lamus-dworski: Early medieval Slavs, and guests. Photos taken…

lamus-dworski:

Early medieval Slavs, and guests. Photos taken during an annual event commemorating the coronation of king Bolesław I the Brave (967-1025) in Gniezno, Poland.

Photography © Sebastian Uciński.