Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Sign in to follow this  
Still Waters

Parts of 100 Viking swords found in Estonia

Recommended Posts

Still Waters

Archaeologists have discovered fragments of about a hundred Viking swords, the largest find of Viking swords in Estonia to date, in northern Estonia.

The fragments were found in two closely located sites in a coastal area of north Estonia, in the territory of the ancient Estonian county of Ravala, late last autumn. 

The finds consisted of dozens of items, mostly fragments of swords and a few spearheads. 

Mauri Kiudsoo, archaeologist and keeper of the archaeological research collection of Tallinn University, told BNS the two sites were located just 80 meters apart. The swords date from the middle of the 10th century and are probably cenotaphs, grave markers dedicated to people buried elsewhere.

https://news.err.ee/986495/fragments-of-100-viking-swords-unearthed-in-north-estonia

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/10/12/viking-swords/

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Piney

The Estonians "went a viking" a lot too. As with the Finns. The "sword as a grave marker" was a borrowing from the Sarmatians though. 

The Estonian and Finnish contribution to Viking culture has been a greatly ignored subject.  

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.