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Europa Reenactment Another purse frame of the same style has recently been found in underwater excavations in Birka. Very similar to one of the Hedeby examples, it has horse head shaped ends and zigzag shaped peaks. But in this case round holes for the bag attachment, rather than slots.

A purse frame of the same style has recently been found in underwater excavations in Birka. Very similar to one of the Hedeby examples, it has horse head shaped ends and zigzag shaped peaks

Drawings of shoe fragments from Haithabu. From: Willy Groenman van Waateringe, "Die Lederfunde von Haithabu". Figure 5 appears to show some kind of embroidery. The author compares it with the decorated shoe from Staraya Ladoga (p.52)

Drawings of shoe fragments from Haithabu. From: Willy Groenman van Waateringe, "Die Lederfunde von Haithabu". Figure 5 appears to show some kind of embroidery. The author compares it with the decorated shoe from Staraya Ladoga

A brooch is displayed during the press preview of the Vikings, Life and Legend Exhibition

Treasures of the Vikings

A new exhibition at the British Museum in London strives to make people think again about the Scandinavian pillagers whose name means 'pirate' in Old Norse.

Gokstad Nine-Mens Morris Board

Gokstad Nine-Mens Morris Board

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