I have serious guilt about the melting glaciers revealing such awesome fabulous archeological finds as this tunic, found in Norway. But ancient clothing rarely survives at all, and it’s almost unheard of for it to be in this excellent condition.
This knife is recent discovery. I expect the interpretation of the inscription is accurate, but if I were using putting it in a story, I’d be tempted to have the ‘real’ meaning so more like, ‘when I kill you, I pray for your soul to go to heaven.’
Because only one piece of his clothing survives. It’s in a museum in Waterford, Ireland.
Narrated in modern English, subtitled in Old English. Well, my day is complete.
Learned everything you need to know about how the middle ages handled wrong-doers from Hollywood? A terse but on-target corrective.
Wait, we’ve found another area in which the middle ages were way more sophisticated and advanced than we’ve been led to believe? Imagine my shock.
So you’re interested in learning some Old English but the textbooks look a bit dry? New website to the rescue!
I don’t have cable, so I’ll have to wait to see the new Vikings History Channel show on Netflix and reserve judgment until then. Although as the co-author of a novel-in-progress about Vikings, it seems like nothing but good news. In my fantasies, Vikings will be the next big thing, bigger than vampires and for sure bigger than zombies. I don’t get the appeal of zombies anyway. Vikings are much better.
Plus they filmed in Ireland! Woot!