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Old 26th October 2011, 01:29 AM   #1
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It seems some of the most important finds in the arms and armour world goes unnoticed.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2...-found-scotland

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Old 26th October 2011, 03:09 AM   #2
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Wow! I missed that one. Thanks for posting the link, Gav. Too bad there's no pics of the "beautiful hilt" that survived-
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Old 26th October 2011, 04:26 AM   #3
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Wow! I missed that one. Thanks for posting the link, Gav. Too bad there's no pics of the "beautiful hilt" that survived-


I found if you search Scottish Viking burial and search images there are pages of images available.
Further great insight in to the nature of the weapons such as the socket spear head, the axe head etc despite then all being so very corroded...I think the sword came up in about three pieces.
There is also a good line drawing on the image page showing how he and his weapons were laid out.

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Thanks, my friend. I'll check it out.
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Old 26th October 2011, 01:28 PM   #5
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M Eley,
There are several news feeds on this.
One has an x-ray of the blade:
http://www.history.com/news/2011/10...nd-in-scotland/
Others show a glimmer of shiny metal where the corrosion has fallen off.

I corresponded with one of the dig co-ordinators and it will be a year or so before they are cleaned/conserved enough to have a real good look.

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Thanks for posting!! This is sooooo interesting. Thanks again, Rick.
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