Unimpeachable Proof That Trading Occured Between Vikings and Islam

March 20, 2015 3:54 AM

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Unimpeachable Proof That  Trading Occured Between Vikings and Islam

The discovery of Kufic Arabic script on a ring recovered from a 9th century Swedish grave in Birka, a historic Viking-age site in Sweden, may confirm highlights on the direct contact between the Vikings and Islamic countries.

The ring was found by famed Swedish archaeologist Hjalmar Stolpe during the 1872-1895 excavations of grave fields in the Viking era trading center of Birka, about 15.5 miles west of Stockholm, Sweden. It was cataloged and sent to the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm.

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