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Palaeolithic hand axe beautifully designed with a fossil seashell at the centre. (from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge) Via Iris T. Image by Irisharchaeology.ie via The Celtic Prehistoric Museum

Palaeolithic hand axe beautifully designed with a fossil seashell at the centre. (from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge) Via Iris T. Image by Irisharchaeology.ie via The Celtic Prehistoric Museum

Viking dress pin of bronze. Grave find, Öland, Sweden. Object from the exhibition "We call them Vikings" produced by The Swedish History Museum.

Viking dress pin of bronze. Grave find, Öland, Sweden. Object from the exhibition "We call them Vikings" produced by The Swedish History Museum.

Vikings  marriage day was set on a Friday for "Frigg," goddess of marriage. It would take place outside and in the fall for easy travel before winter and to ensure plenty of honey for mead.

Vikings marriage day was set on a Friday for "Frigg," goddess of marriage. It would take place outside and in the fall for easy travel before winter and to ensure plenty of honey for mead.

Tournament Shield (Targe). I love the motto (trans. "Although I am the hated bird, I rather enjoy that")

Tournament Shield (Targe). I love the motto (trans. "Although I am the hated bird, I rather enjoy that")

Tjelvar’s Grave on Gotland Island, Sweden: A stone ship, like this one, was an early burial custom primarily in Scandanavia. Most are dated 1000 - 500 BCE. This particular grave is dated at 750 BCE. According to legend, Tjelvar was the mythical discoverer of Gotland.

Tjelvar’s Grave on Gotland Island, Sweden: A stone ship, like this one, was an early burial custom primarily in Scandanavia. Most are dated 1000 - 500 BCE. This particular grave is dated at 750 BCE. According to legend, Tjelvar was the mythical discoverer of Gotland.

Viking ship burial found at Sutton Hoo, UK. @Edilamar . via Nanette Clarkhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_burial

Viking ship burial found at Sutton Hoo, UK. @Edilamar . via Nanette Clarkhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_burial

Prehistoric footprints of Bronze Age people escaping from the Avellino eruption  --  2nd Millenium BCE.

Prehistoric footprints of Bronze Age people escaping from the Avellino eruption -- 2nd Millenium BCE.

Some 10,500 skeletons dating from the 12th to 16th centuries were uncovered by the archaeologists, including mass burial pits which had scientists baffled because the radiocarbon dating didn’t match known events in medieval England like the Black Death or Great Famine. Archaeologists who discovered thousands of skeletons in medieval mass graves in London’s East End believe many were the victims of a 13th Century volcanic eruption on the other side of the world.

Some 10,500 skeletons dating from the 12th to 16th centuries were uncovered by the archaeologists, including mass burial pits which had scientists baffled because the radiocarbon dating didn’t match known events in medieval England like the Black Death or Great Famine. Archaeologists who discovered thousands of skeletons in medieval mass graves in London’s East End believe many were the victims of a 13th Century volcanic eruption on the other side of the world.

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