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The Viking Sword. Found early September 2017.

This Viking sword was found by reindeer hunters at high altitude in the Mountains of Oppland County. It may have belonged to a Viking who lost his way and died here 1100 years ago.

Bj 581. Birka grave with warrior goods such as two horses and weapons. It is the grave of a female.

Bj 581. Birka grave with warrior goods such as two horses and weapons. It is the grave of a female.

Iron Age Settlement at Lofts Farm, near Maldon, c.850 BC  Roger Massey-Ryan (b.1959)  Oil on board, 48 x 60 cm, 1997.  Essex County Council.

Iron Age Settlement at Lofts Farm, near Maldon, BC Roger Massey-Ryan Oil on board, 48 x 60 cm, Essex County Council.

In an “opstagogn” or up-right loom like this one pictured from the Viking Age; plain, checked and striped fabrics in tabby or variations of twill could be produced. These precise skills had evolved through traditions from mother to daughter – to understand the advantages of certain raw materials, dyeing possibilities, weaving techniques and the cloths uses – which must all have been based on a good knowledge of Nature. Branches of study that we today separate into material culture, textile…

In an “opstagogn” or up-right loom like this one pictured from the Viking Age; plain, checked and striped fabrics in tabby or variations of twill could be produced. These precise skills had evolved through traditions from mother to daughter – to understand the advantages of certain raw materials, dyeing possibilities, weaving techniques and the cloths uses – which must all have been based on a good knowledge of Nature. Branches of study that we today separate into material culture, textile…

Kaupang, Norway

Kaupang, Norway

Battle of Maldon

Battle of Maldon

Though the oldest chess reference comes from Persian literature by Karnamak in 600 A.D., the walrus tusks and whale teeth pieces found on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, is the oldest known complete set, dating from 1150-1200 AD.

Though the oldest chess reference comes from Persian literature by Karnamak in 600 A., the walrus tusks and whale teeth pieces found on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, is the oldest known complete set, dating from AD.

"Norman weavers in the Late 11th and Early 12th Centuries" The Eadwine Psalter (dated to mid 12th century).

Norman Women in the Late and Early Centuries, from the Eadwine Psalter in Christchurch, England. Copied from century Utrecht Psalter.