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Undernummer 	986 Landskap 	Uppland Socken 	Adelsö Lokal 	Björkö, Svarta jorden » Fornlämning (RAÄ) 	Fornlämning (RAÄ) Adelsö 119:1» Sakord 	nål Material 	ben/horn

Undernummer 986 Landskap Uppland Socken Adelsö Lokal Björkö, Svarta jorden » Fornlämning (RAÄ) Fornlämning (RAÄ) Adelsö 119:1» Sakord nål Material ben/horn

Decorative needle/pin? Bjorko (Birka)

Decorative needle/pin? Bjorko (Birka)

Interpretation of image on runstone fron Denmark, Dr 66, in the form of a silver pendant. I have bought it second hand so don't know who made it unfortunatly. Foto: Linda Wåhlander.

Interpretation of image on runstone fron Denmark, Dr in the form of a silver pendant. I have bought it second hand so don't know who made it unfortunatly.

Earspoon replica from Birka grave bj 507 | Linda Wåhlander - med forntiden runt knuten

Earspoon replica from Birka grave bj 507

Viking Bone Hair Pin Circa 9th-11th century AD. A carved bone double-pin formed as one serpent swallowing another, their bodies parallel and the curve of the larger one's neck forming the suspension loop. 10 grams, 151 mm. ( from auction catalog)

A carved bone double-pin formed as one serpent swallowing another, their bodies parallel and the curve of the larger one's neck forming the suspension loop. ( from auction catalog)

Viking age ceramic oil lamp.  From Birka.  In the Historiska Museet, Stockholm.

From Birka. In the Historiska Museet, Stockholm. (I saw Similar ones in Shetland)

Viking ice skates bone, fastened with leather straps under the soles, the ice skates enabled the wearer to slide forward on the ice. Björkö, Sweden. Object from the exhibition "We call them Vikings" produced by The Swedish History Museum

Viking Ice Skates: Bone, fastened with leather straps under the soles, the ice skates enabled the wearer to slide forward on the ice. Object from the exhibition "We call them Vikings" produced by The Swedish History Museum

ear spoon #vikingjewelry

“Ear spoon Silver Grave find, Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden This ear spoon has a richly decorated handle with a female figure on one side and an animal depiction on the other ”

Needle-case of bone, possibly from a large bird, with a polished surface, from a Viking grave group from Kneep Head, Valtos, Uig, Isle of Lewis, 900 - 1000 National Museum of Scotland

Needle-case of bone, possibly from a large bird, with a polished surface, from a Viking grave group from Kneep Head, Valtos, Uig, Isle of Lewis, 900 - 1000 National Museum of Scotland

Viking toiletries. In many movies and cartoons, the Vikings are shown as dirty, wild-looking, savage men and women, but in reality, the Vikings were quite vain about their appearance. In fact, combs, tweezers, razors and “ear spoons” are among some of the most frequent artifacts from Viking Age excavations. These same excavations have also shown that the Vikings made soap.:

Vikings were quite vain about their appearance. In fact, combs, tweezers, razors and ear spoons are among some of the most frequent artifacts from Viking Age excavations. These same excavations have also shown that the Vikings made soap.

Bone spoon from viking age Birka. With additional drawing of the decorations.

Bone spoon from viking age Birka. With additional drawing of the decorations.

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