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Treeroots on the riverbank

Images of ancient sights around Tanumshede, Bohuslän (formerly Ranrike), taken by Marie Hogebrandt and Jonathan Buck.

Stonewall next to road

Images of ancient sights around Tanumshede, Bohuslän (formerly Ranrike), taken by Marie Hogebrandt and Jonathan Buck.

Rocky ground barely covered with moss

Images of ancient sights around Tanumshede, Bohuslän (formerly Ranrike), taken by Marie Hogebrandt and Jonathan Buck.

Stone bridge over a river

Images of ancient sights around Tanumshede, Bohuslän (formerly Ranrike), taken by Marie Hogebrandt and Jonathan Buck.

Isolated people in Sweden only stopped using runes 100 years ago: "The runes we see in Älvdalen are probably the most recent use of the script we know of. Runes otherwise died out in the Middle Ages so their use in so recent times is exceptional."

Isolated people in Sweden only stopped using runes 100 years ago - In a remote part of Sweden they used runes until just a hundred years ago. The people in the area also speak their own language: Elfdalian

Grassy path leading into the forest

Images of ancient sights around Tanumshede, Bohuslän (formerly Ranrike), taken by Marie Hogebrandt and Jonathan Buck.

Malmska valen på väg in i Naturhistoriska museet.

Malmska valen på väg in i Naturhistoriska museet.

A replica of a helmet from Valsgarde in Sweden from the 7th century, prior to the traditional Viking period

A replica of a helmet from Valsgarde in Sweden from the century, prior to the traditional Viking period. The 'mail' was a supposed protection against the axe or sword against the warrior and it worked many times.

Simple Early Medieval/ Viking Womens Full Wardrobe, another pretty set but more expensive than the etsy one I like...

Simple Early Medieval/ Viking Womens Full Wardrobe, another pretty set but more expensive than the etsy one I like.

Viking

No evidence, historical records or actual helmets have ever suggested the existence of viking helmets with horns attached.

Viking dwelling at Vitlyke, Tanumshede, Sweden

Viking dwelling at Vitlyke, Tanumshede, Sweden

People at a party, Lysekil, Sweden People at an outdoor party in Lysekil.

Freyja from Revinge. Viking Silver figurine from the 9th century. © The Viking Museum Ladby Freyja from Revinge

Gilded silver female figurine, now named the “Revninge – woman”, can contribute to the knowledge on how clothes during the Viking age were worn.

Sutton Hoo in East Anglia is one of the most important archaeological sites in England. The weapons, clothing and other objects buried in the Anglo-Saxon cemeteries show that trade networks in the 6th and 7th century reached as far away as Europe and Asia. Now new research conducted at the British Museum and University of Aberdeen reveals that trading even resulted in a solid form of oil known as bitumen making its way all the way to England from what is now Syria.

Ancient Syrian bitumen discovered in Anglo-Saxon boat at Sutton Hoo, East Anglia

Black Clip In Dreads Viking Dreadlocks Raven by tinkertailoruk, $13.50

Black Clip In Dreads Viking Dreadlocks Raven Felted Dreadlock Extentions Pirate Norse Pagan Festival Native Tribal Pixie Earth Hair Feathers

Black Clip In Dreads Viking Dreadlocks Raven by tinkertailoruk, $13.50

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