Danish amateur finds 1000-year-old Viking amulet

Started by gash, August 11, 2016, 08:13:54 pm

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A Danish metal detecting enthusiast has discovered a 1,000-year-old Viking amulet thought to be related to the Norse god Odin, a find archeologists called "incredibly exciting and rare".

Amateur archeologist Torben Christjansen, who has devoted about 300 hours to his hobby, made the find in a field in Nybølle, just outside Copenhagen.
At first he didn't know that the silver amulet, which depicts a throne with two ravens on the back-rest, was a Viking age jewellery.
It was only when he posted it up on an archeological finding that its importance was recognised

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