1000 years ago some Viking lost in the lake his chest with axes, sawdrills, chisels, knives, awls and 200 other objects. In 1936 on an island off the coast of Sweden a farmer plowing a recently drained swampland was stopped.
Viking gravestone found in Cille Bharra on the Isle of Barra. Although the original is now housed in Edinburgh, this shot is of the facscimile copy housed in the restored chapel that sits aside the ruined century church in Cille Bharra.
Shipwreck found with Viking sun stone An oblong crystal found in the wreck of a English warship is a sunstone - Icelandic spar, a near-mythical navigational aid said to have been used by Viking mariners, researchers said on Wednesday.
‘Sigurd’s Helmet.’ An artifact found in a pre-Viking gravesite in Sweden, it represents the mortal hero Sigurd (from the Volsunga saga from Iceland, but also known as Siegfried), a favorite of Odin and a great warrior.