Friday, December 14, 2012

Viking Sword update

If you want more information on the discovery of the 10th C Viking sword and the older pre-Viking sword in the River Shannon, the national Museum of Ireland sent me this youtube link for some more information.  

They also have a twitter account 
and facebook page 
( for continuing updates.

Apparently the grip on the Viking sword has been mineralized but in the process preserved.  The grip bindings are rarely found so that is a good bit of new information to be extracted by conservators.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing the links about Viking sword. They are pretty useful.