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Viking rune stone from the 11th century. About 2.50-3 meter high

When geneticists did DNA testing of the small, homogeneous, inter-related Icelandic population, they were surprised to find out that far from being 100% Viking as assumed, the Icelanders were 1/3.... Irish! These genes came from slaves raided from the Irish and Scottish coasts and brought to Iceland before 1100. Íris Sif Ragnarsdóttir by Étienne Ljóni Poisson, via Flickr

Viking History (Denmark). 'The Vikings were not just plunderers but successful traders, extraordinary mariners and insatiable explorers. Getting a feel for the Viking era is easy, whether visiting the ship-burial ground of Ladby, the Viking forts of Zealand, the longship workshops at Roskilde or the museums that seek to re-create the era with live re-enactments.'

Exquisite details: ca. 950 Although a fragment, brooch terminal is artistically & technically one of the finest works to survive from the Viking. The silver sphere was hollow cast & virtually its entire surface decorated with niello - early Viking style known as Jellinge/Mammen. Raised, twisted gold wire forms a quatrefoil ring-knot pattern on a raised, circular gold panel. Two adjacent triangular gold panels are filled with studs & one has a medallion in its center w/ serpentine tendrils.

Oval Brooch. Copper alloy, gilt. Viking. 10th century.

Denmark - Iron Age Silver valkyrie with slanted eyes found in Denmark