There is yet even more evidence of Scandinavians incorporating Roman items into their own culture before the Viking Age starts. A find of seven gold pendants or bracteates came to light on a muddy field in Østfold, Norway, this week. They are locally made and instead of Roman scenes, they include “Norse gods and animal figures”. See the article on Science Norway or the Norwegian Science Blog [in Norwegian language].
This week, part of a Roman road is discovered in Belgium (see The Bulletin). As I’m more and more interested in the infrastructure of the Viking Age, I’m also keeping a close eye on any information about the Roman road network. Did people in the Viking Age still use the old Roman roads, or did they develop their own, new roads? How did this work?
Border of the Roman Empire.
The period between the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages.
A Roman fort.
This is pre-Viking Age, but I just had to share. A Roman drinking glass from 200-400 CE found in Denmark. Amazingly enough, the glass is still in one piece! See the Facebook page of Arkæologi Nordjyllands Historiske Museum.