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Norse knotwork. Notice the similarity to Celtic knot work. The vikings had outposts and capitols in Ireland from their raiding and the two cultures mingled.

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Prehistoric axe is Britain's top treasure

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This finely pointed flint tool found in London was made by early humans around 350,000 years ago, long before homo sapiens reached Britain, but the way it has been shaped shows a strong feeling for symmetry and even 'beauty'.

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Viking axe. For more Viking facts please follow and check out www.vikingfacts.com don't forget to support and follow the original Pinner/creator. Thx

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Carved Polished Stone Hand-axes -- Jomon (Neo) Period -- Circa 12,000-300 BCE -- Discovered in Iwami, Japan Findspot: Iwami, Japan -- Photo courtesy of The British Musuem

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from Twitter

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A seashell beautifully placed in a Palaeolithic tool (from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge) Via @Iris T. archaeology

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