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Mastermyr Viking period saw, (61.4 × 4.8 × 0.4 cm; handle 12.5 × 3.4 cm) a tool probably similar to this was used to cut out the circular shape of the shield.

Mastermyr Viking period saw, × × cm; handle × cm) a tool probably similar to this was used to cut out the circular shape of the shield.

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later viking war knives that look like long slim, but stout bayonettes.

Wikingerzeitliches Ösfass aus Haithabu -- Viking Age bailer from Hedeby -- Mehr dazu

Wikingerzeitliches Ösfass aus Haithabu -- Viking Age bailer from Hedeby -- Mehr dazu

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UR BOKEN KLENODER SID 78.  VERKTYGSKISTAN FRÅN MÄS | Historisk Bildbyrå - Historisk Bildbyrå/Mustang media

UR BOKEN KLENODER SID 78. VERKTYGSKISTAN FRÅN MÄS | Historisk Bildbyrå - Historisk Bildbyrå/Mustang media

A study released last week shows that up to 40 per cent of our DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations here in 450-600AD. The project is particularly interesting because it would seem that our genetic make-up bares out those old traditions and clichés about how we relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take for example the bitter wars fought over whether you put jam or cream on a scone first...

Ancient boundaries are the strongest

GENETIC BOUNDARIES: 'A pioneering study into [Britain's] genetic heritage . shows that up to 40 per cent of [British] DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations in The project, carried out by

Soapstone cooking pots based on finds from Haithabu. By Florian Peteranderl

Mead Hall: soapstone cooking pots, based on finds from Haithabu. By Florian Peteranderl.

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