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07-24-2013, 05:33 PM
Viking Jewelry Unearthed in Denmark


Several pieces of Viking jewelry, some of which contain gold, have been uncovered at a farm site in Denmark that dates as far back as 1,300 years.

Although the Vikings have a popular reputation as being raiders, they were also farmers, traders and explorers, and the craftsmanship seen in this jewelry demonstrates their artistic skills.

Archaeologists working with volunteers used metal detectors to find the jewelry in different spots throughout a farmstead on Zealand, the largest island in Denmark. The remains of the site, which is now called Vestervang, date from the late seventh to the early 11th centuries.

Viking Jewelry Unearthed in Denmark | LiveScience (http://www.livescience.com/38396-viking-jewelry-unearthed-in-denmark.html)

07-24-2013, 05:42 PM
Actually the name Viking is used to refer to those who were sailors, not to all the Scandinavian population, but very interesting article nonetheless.