Rethink the mysterious artefacts

enigmatic artifacts from the Viking ‘amulet factory’ found in Denmark, England and Russia. They date back 1000+ years, to the height of the Viking Age.

“The images had always been understood in terms of what we know of Norse mythology,” says Deckers, an archaeologist at the Free University of Brussels.

Deckers argues that the “Valkyriependants represent actual women who played a central role in Viking festivals or ceremonies. Furthermore, they propose 'armed female figurines are part of a larger set of ritual objects that suggest gender roles in Viking-era Europe may have been complex'.

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Viking ‘amulet factory’ discovery forces rethink of enigmatic artifacts

nationalgeographic.com

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