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    Sword, 10th century. European, probably Scandinavia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1955 (55.46.1) #sword

    Gold locket with the hair of Queen Marie Antoinette

    Short Sword /Sheath 6th century BC

    Wood carved ornaments for tents Oseberg Burial mound grave ab. 834 CE Norway

    16509 Ancient Bronze God Frö Lunda, Södermanland, Sweden Sverige

    And they say I'm over the top on my bling! This gal is my hero!!! (Lyda) Jorvik Viking Festival 2012 by alh1, via Flickr

    Carved Panel from the great Cross of Lindisfarne Abbey, Northumberland. The patterns are copied from the illuminated books created by the monks of Lindisfarne Abbey. An inscription added to the panels honours God and St. Cuthbert by Eadfrith, Bishop of Lindisfarne in 721.

    310151 Religious Gold Circle Hemse Gotland Sweden Sverige Iron Age Viking Era

    An extremely rare photograph of President Abraham Lincoln taken during his brief yet memorable stint as a paranormal investigator and eliminator circa 1864

    Casting mould. Soapstone. The mould was probably used for casting dress pins using an overlay technique. Dress pins of this kind were usually gilded with silver or gold. Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden. SHM 8139:7

    Dress-pin by National Historical Museum, Sweden, via Flickr

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

    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.

    Viking picture stones


    List of reasons for admission into the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum from the late 1800s.

    Vikings employed wooden longships with wide, shallow-draft hulls, allowing navigation in rough seas or in shallow river waters.

    "Norse burka dress and apron" $80

    Wood Viking comb!

    Detail from an 11th century runic stone, Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), Sweden. The inscription reads "Sigvid, the England traveller, erected this stone for Vidjärv, his father... The rest of the inscription is lost.