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Thousand-Year Old Swordsman Rises From the Earth

Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

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Archaeology hobbyists were stunned when they unearthed a remarkable historical find from a field in Janakkala, southern Finland. The ancient grave site appeared to be that of an early crusader buried with two swords from different eras.

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Anne F (17)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 9:39 pm
Exciting research that will push the boundaries of our knowledge of the past. Thanks for posting.

Past Member (0)
Friday November 15, 2013, 5:20 am
Thank You Marty ~~
( & What?? )

Ana M (2)
Friday November 15, 2013, 5:33 am
Thank you! Very interesting!

Bob P (394)
Friday November 15, 2013, 5:58 am
Thanks Marty

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Friday November 15, 2013, 6:11 am

Jav R (0)
Friday November 15, 2013, 6:39 am

Lindsay K (6)
Friday November 15, 2013, 6:54 am
Great article - thanks for posting

. (0)
Friday November 15, 2013, 7:52 am
Great article. Thanks for sharing, Marty.

Helen Porter (39)
Friday November 15, 2013, 10:22 am
Curiouser and curiouser.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Friday November 15, 2013, 1:46 pm
sounds like something out of a movie.

Birgit W (160)
Friday November 15, 2013, 2:14 pm

Aileen P (40)
Friday November 15, 2013, 3:18 pm
Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Friday November 15, 2013, 3:28 pm
Very nice

Jim Phillips (3257)
Friday November 15, 2013, 8:19 pm
A lot of information will be gleaned from this unusual burial site
using advanced technologies. We can expect the findings published
in the near future.

ty, Marty.

June Bostock (50)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 10:30 am

M B (62)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 12:34 pm
Interesting. I've been at an exhibition about the Etruscan; Etruscan art was the form of figurative art produced by the Etruscan civilization in central Italy between the 9th and 2nd centuries BC.It has been very well preserved.

reft h (66)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 5:24 pm
“Now it’s possible to try these new forms of analysis. We have put out enquiries to try and find out where the man was from, where he came from, and whether he lived here, using DNA and isotope dating. And of course we can use regular radiocarbon dating to determine when he died."

I can't wait until they do these tests and find out more about him - how fascinating!

Joanne Dixon (38)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 5:49 pm
A twelfth century weapons nut? Or at least a collector? Be tough to use two swords, a spear and an axe all at the same time.

Lloyd H (46)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 11:15 pm
Swordsman is raised from the earth. Rises indicates he did it himself and using 'Earth' not earth indicates that he rose from the planet not the ground.

Karen Chestney (112)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 10:47 pm
Thanks....very interesting article.....enjoyed reading it.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Thursday November 28, 2013, 9:48 am
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