Viking age image found in Norway with a "good luck" (swastika) symbol carved in it's chest. From the Sanscrit "su" means "good" and "asti" meaning "to be",

A pre Viking Age figure was found by detector in Kvinnherad, Hordaland, Norway. A fragment of a similar figure was found in Yorkshire in The figure has probably been part of a sacreficial bowl.

Urnes Style Animal Head –  Animal head displaying the characteristic features of the Urnes style (c. 1050 – 1125).

Animal Heads

Urnes Style Animal Head – Animal head displaying the characteristic features of the Urnes style (c. 1050 – 1125).

The Lewis Chessmen, probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200. At this period, the Western Isles, where the chessmen were buried, were part of the Kingdom of Norway. It seems likely they were buried on route to be traded in Irland. Maybe the Ship sunk and nobody was left to reclaim them.

These chess pieces, called the Lewis Chessmen, were found in Scotland (Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides) at some point before 1831 and were probably made in Scandinavia (thought to be Norway) about Walrus ivory and whales’ teeth.The British Museum.

Cute Pics, Childhood, Paintings

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Winter Palace

Winter Palace

Viking York/Jórvík - credit unknown

Viking York/Jórvík - credit unknown

Brooch (gold), Viking / National Museum of Antiquities, Stockholm, Sweden

Credit: Brooch (gold), Viking / National Museum of Antiquities, Stockholm, Sweden / Ancient Art and Architecture Collection Ltd. / The Bridgeman Art Lib

Two fragments of the Anglo-Saxon telling of the classic Germanic epic of Waltharius, Hagen, Gunther and Hildgund. http://www.heorot.dk/beo-suppl.html

Bronze plate from Valsgärde helmet, Grave Vendel, Uppland, dated AD

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