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Glass beads from Birka Homelands, grave 770. Homelands is Birka's largest burial ground consisting of more than 1,600 graves. 677 have been excavated. With a few exceptions, examined graves of Hjalmar Stolpe in the 1870s. In the eastern part of the Homelands, the majority of the graves is cremations, while the western section in particular, consists of skeletal burials.

Glass beads from Birka Homelands, grave 770. Homelands is Birka's largest burial ground consisting of more than 1,600 graves. 677 have been excavated. With a few exceptions, examined graves of Hjalmar Stolpe in the 1870s. In the eastern part of the Homelands, the majority of the graves is cremations, while the western section in particular, consists of skeletal burials.

weapons and shields  Viking shields and axes. The Vikings used the long ax like no other warriors did. Very interesting choices. Effective though.

weapons and shields Viking shields and axes. The Vikings used the long ax like no other warriors did. Very interesting choices. Effective though.

Vikings:  #Viking gravestone found on the Isle of Barra.  Although the original is now housed in Edinburgh, this copy is housed in the chapel that sits aside the ruined 12th century church in Cille Bharra.This is the best piece of evidence for the acceptance of Christianity by the Norse settlers in Barra. The original stone is in the National Museum of Antiquities in Edinburgh. The meaning of its runic inscrip­tions appears to be: "After Thorgerth, Steiner's daughter, this cross was raised."

Vikings: #Viking gravestone found on the Isle of Barra. Although the original is now housed in Edinburgh, this copy is housed in the chapel that sits aside the ruined 12th century church in Cille Bharra.This is the best piece of evidence for the acceptance of Christianity by the Norse settlers in Barra. The original stone is in the National Museum of Antiquities in Edinburgh. The meaning of its runic inscrip­tions appears to be: "After Thorgerth, Steiner's daughter, this cross was raised."

In 1996 someone found  a Viking hoard at Westerklief on the former island of Wieringen, The Netherlands. The treasure contained  Carolingian and Arab coins, bracelets and silver ingots, all buried in an earthenware pot. The coins date the treasure at around 850. Wieringen at that time was a part of Frisia.  In 1997 some loose objects like coins and rings were found, in 1999 a second treasure , and in 2001 a third, all on the same tiny island.

In 1996 someone found a Viking hoard at Westerklief on the former island of Wieringen, The Netherlands. The treasure contained Carolingian and Arab coins, bracelets and silver ingots, all buried in an earthenware pot. The coins date the treasure at around 850. Wieringen at that time was a part of Frisia. In 1997 some loose objects like coins and rings were found, in 1999 a second treasure , and in 2001 a third, all on the same tiny island.