this is important
Elephant Rock. Heimaey, Iceland.
everyone’s having their mid-life crises at like 19
"Archaeologists knew they had found something special as they uncovered the tangle of human bones, but it was only as the scientific analysis of the skeletons progressed that the full international significance of the discovery became clear. What the archaeologists had found was a mass grave of executed Vikings.
Oxford Archaeology Project Manager David Score said: “To find out that the young men executed were Vikings is a thrilling development. Any mass grave is a relatively rare find, but to find one on this scale, from this period of history, is extremely unusual.”READ MORE:
Oxford Archaeology. Dorset Viking age mass burial publication. Past Horizons. March 04, 2014, from http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/03/2014/dorset-viking-age-mass-burial-publication
"We’re absolutely beyond ecstatic to find this giant mass grave," one archaeologist commented, "Just so tickled pink that we’ve stumbled across this huge hole full of skeletons."
His colleague added, gleefully, “It’s such a great find for the history books.”
"Usually we’d be pretty concerned about a stumbling across a crater teeming with human remains, I mean, in everyday life that’s a pretty bad sign - "
"Oh definitely, definitely."
”- but in this circumstance, because the bones are over one thousand years old and everyone they knew, or who knew them, are also bones at this point, we’re allowed to be really amped about it, instead of just the usual - sad.”
"Yes, and that’s one hundred percent normal."
"Absolutely. Make sure you write down ‘normal,’ and maybe include it twice.”
A robin at Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland by Brendan Cullen
Elk-figure from Åskollen, Drammen, Noway.
The body pattern is interpreted as the animal’s internal organs. The line from the elk’s mule and down into an oval shape in the chest region, is described as the lifeline and the heart.
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