A few links about Ribe

So, I’m recovering from a bad ear infection, but I’m still trying to keep up with my posting schedule of at least two things a week. Luckily, there’s been a lot of cool Viking Age links that have popped up on the various websites I watch, so I can do some easy postings. 🙂

Since I recently led that Runic Workshop (handouts can be found here and here, though I haven’t yet gotten back to update them as I want to), I thought this would be an appropriate link to spread. It is about an inscription found on a comb from Ribe, Denmark, from the period when Elder Futhark was being replaced by Younger Futhark. While the inscription itself might not be considered exciting, having a find from this period is since it may provide clues to the reason for the vast changes we find in the Younger Futhark. The article itself is from February of this year.

And since we’re talking about Ribe, an article from Science Nordic from a month ago discusses the various finds of the urban center, and touches upon how Ribe was established.



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