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viking glass from lindisfarne

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https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... rchaeology

It is not large – the shape and size of a chocolate sweet – and might easily have been discarded as a pebble by a less careful hand.

But a tiny piece of worked glass unearthed during an excavation on Lindisfarne has been revealed to be a rare archaeological treasure linking the Northumbrian island with the Vikings, from the very beginning of one of the most turbulent periods in English history.

Archaeologists believe the object, made from swirling blue and white glass with a small “crown” of white glass droplets, is a gaming piece from the Viking board game Hnefatafl, or a local version of the game.

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What a beautiful thing that is... :g50:
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I don’t think anyone would have discarded that, especially not on an archaeological dig.
A beautifully decorated glass artefact. :g50:
I have a Saxon bead on my wish list, but a bit of Viking glass will do. :g46: :g42:

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I bet not too many played it. Played what ? Played this, can't even say it, Hnefatafl. :g44:
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And again...

"Viking board game piece made of glass and dating back 1,200 years is found on island off the coast of England"

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