vendel helmet

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    helmet from a vendel (pre-viking) boat grave, uppland, 7th century
    guldrummet, historiska museet

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    HeadOvMetal, sspyndel, Madawc, and 26 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. sspyndel 76 months ago | reply

      gorgeous lighting ans a great work of ancient art.. faved. wish I could fave it twice.

    2. Järnvarg 76 months ago | reply

      This is one of the 12 well know Vendel helmets, Vendel culture were an important cultural manifestation in scandinavia previous to viking times, this period are richer than the viking times when Svea people fougth and defeat to the goths of southern Sweden, the center of this power were on central Sweden in Uppland, Svealand and another lands close to Mälaren...Vendel and Välsgarde are in Uppland there is a very rich cementery of Vendel period with Ships burials of warlike chieftains and horsemens...well thank you for post this jewell...and of course i am archaeologist

    3. 'John' 74 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called искусствоо foto, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    4. sspyndel 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Postcards ... from Hell & Beyond, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      in this case, make that Hel and beyond

    5. P-too 72 months ago | reply

      Well - well done. Did you have a tripod?

    6. mararie 72 months ago | reply

      hej. nope, i just hold my camera against the glass when i use a longer exposure in a museum

    7. LeszekZadlo 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 100 + Viewed Best Archaeology, Old Art & Ruins (add 1, award 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. Eddi van W. 65 months ago | reply

      Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe Creative Commons- Free Pictures, und wir würden uns freuen, wenn Du dies zu unserer Gruppe hinzufügen würdest.

    9. Eddi van W. 65 months ago | reply

      wonderful helmet! thanks for sharing ;)

    10. valentino * 64 months ago | reply

      bella fotografia

    11. Thorskegga 57 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Viking Art, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


    12. Viking Rune 55 months ago | reply

      This seems to be Vendel I helm. Its modern reconstruction is on this photo.

    13. sspyndel 51 months ago | reply

      I just got banned from the Viking Culture group, for no real reason.. I didn't post anything but Viking pics, and didn't take part in their discussions due to being attacked by one of their buddies.. but I never did anything to break their rules.
      Did you also get banned? I think this group of theirs is pure garbage, the admin and their buddies are not even Viking or descended from Vikings, yet they harass those of us who are Asatru and descended.

      I deleted everything I had in their pool.

    14. mikescottnz 41 months ago | reply

      Hej .Fascinating pre viking age helmet and closer to the found Celtic Iron Age styles.Gotland even seems a bit more so in its artifacts.
      In Swedish prehistory, the Vendel era (550-793) is the name given to a part of the Germanic Iron Age (or, more generally, the Migration Period).

      The migrations and the upheaval in Central Europe had lessened somewhat, and two power regions had appeared in Europe: the Merovingian kingdom and the Slavic princedoms in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. A third power, the Catholic Church, had begun to expand its influence.In Scandinavia, the Germanic clan society was still very much alive. In Uppland in what today is the east-central part of Sweden, Old Uppsala was probably the centre of religious and political life. It had both a well-known sacred grove and great Royal Mounds.
      There were lively contacts with Central Europe, and the Scandinavians continued to export iron, fur and slaves; in return they acquired art and new innovations, such as the stirrup.

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