Saturday, September 26, 2009

Great Story for History Buffs

Here, at National Geographic.

4 comments:

The Bookworm said...

Amazing, isn't it. Makes me want to rush out and buy a metal detector. Actually, I should probably buy one for my brother, who has a better record of finding historical artefacts than I do - one stone age axe head and one WW2 bomb to his credit!

Sara said...

I love history and am utterly engrossed in Anthony Esolen's "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization." I glanced at this link and hope to explore it further as it refers to the "dark ages"....Esolen's discussion of pc definitions of "medieval" is important...on a different note, I made the assertion on my blog(today's post 9/27) that America hasn't a chance as long as Christians remain divided -- what do you think? Thanks for your time, in Christ, SS
ps I think John Senior's writings on Christian Culture so important; and Esolen's writing is equally vigorous. But, what to do and how to engage more people...

Melanie B said...

Wow, I've read about the hoard; but these are the first pictures I've seen. Amazing.

Like Sara, I was struck by the use of "Dark Ages" in the article. A phrase that really bugs me. Also by the expert who said: "Despite their warlike nature, the decoration on these objects is delightful." Um, why "despite". The decoration is delightful full stop. Why does the fact that the pieces are fittings from swords and sheaths and armor diminish them in his eyes?

Barb, sfo said...

That's so cool! I remember my Anglo-Saxon and Beowulf prof. in grad school telling us about these.