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Old Mar 12, 2010, 09:21 PM   #1
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Viking War Grave

Interesting find!:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...et/8563377.stm

Gehyrst ■u, sŠlida, hwŠt ■is folc sege­?
Hi willa­ eow to gafole garas syllan,
Šttrynne ord and ealde swurd,
■a heregeatu ■e eow Št hilde ne deah.

Hearest thou, seafarer, what this folk sayeth?
They will to you tribute of spears give,
deadly points, and time-tested swords,
such war-gear that you in battle not profit from...

From "The Battle of Maldon"
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 02:55 AM   #2
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Thanks Alex very interesting. I like it when we find evidence from this period.
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 09:42 AM   #3
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"On Friday, officials revealed that analysis of the men's teeth shows they were Vikings, executed with sharp blows to the head around a thousand years ago."

What a grisly death.

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Old Mar 13, 2010, 11:58 AM   #4
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"On Friday, officials revealed that analysis of the men's teeth shows they were Vikings, executed with sharp blows to the head around a thousand years ago."

What a grisly death.

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Probably as grisly a death as they would have inflicted on the natives, had they not been caught and executed themselves.

World really hasn't really changed much in a thousand years. Grisly then, grisly now.
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