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  • Lost since 1362: Researchers discover the church of a sunken medieval trading place

    05/28/2023 4:55:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | May 24, 2023 | Universitaet Mainz
    The medieval trading center of Rungholt, which is today located in the UNESCO Wadden Sea World Heritage Site and currently the focus of interdisciplinary research, drowned in a storm surge in 1362...Well known for its mythically exaggerated destruction and an archaeological find situation unique in Europe, Rungholt is a prominent example of the effects of massive human intervention in the northern German coastal region that continue to this day.The key to the success of the work lies in a close interdisciplinary collaboration...And Dr. Hanna Hadler from the Institute of Geography at Mainz University, added, "Based on this prospection, we selectively...
  • Denmark's mystery tremors caused by acoustic waves from unknown source, officials say

    05/16/2023 7:37:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    On Monday, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland...said the tremors were "not caused by earthquakes, but by pressure waves from an event in the atmosphere." However, they came from "an unknown source." On Saturday, GEUS said it had received "more than 60" tips from people on Bornholm that "earthquake-like tremors"—described as a deep rumbling, shaking and rattling, changing pressure in the ear—had been reported in the afternoon on Bornholm. No one was hurt. Police said they too were contacted by members of the public about the tremor on the eastern part of the island. Danish media reported that the...
  • The Netherlands is working "intensively" with other countries to deliver F-16s to Ukraine

    05/04/2023 5:54:44 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    NOS News Netherlands ^ | 5/4/2023 | NOS News
    The Netherlands is working "intensively" with other European countries to supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets. However, there are no concrete commitments yet, as it turned out today at the joint press conference of Ukrainian President Zelensky, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Belgian Prime Minister De Croo in the Catshuis in The Hague. "There are no taboos and we are working intensively on it," said Rutte. "But we're not there yet". The three other countries are Belgium, the United Kingdom and Denmark...
  • Hoard of 1,000-year-old Viking coins unearthed in Denmark: Artefacts believed to date back to 980s found by girl metal-detecting in cornfield last autumn

    04/29/2023 9:05:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 45 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | April 21, 2023 | Agence France-Presse
    Nearly 300 silver coins believed to be more than 1,000 years old have been discovered near a Viking fortress site in north-west Denmark, a museum has said.The trove – lying in two spots not far apart – was unearthed by a girl who was metal-detecting in a cornfield last autumn."A hoard like this is very rare," Lars Christian Norbach, the director of the North Jutland Museum, where the artefacts will go on display, told Agence France-Presse.The silver coins were found about 5 miles (8km) from the Fyrkat Viking ringfort, near the town of Hobro. From their inscriptions, they are believed...
  • European leader calls out tiny California town's politics

    04/20/2023 6:22:42 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 20, 2023 | Andrew Chamings
    Solvang, a small city in California that proudly claims to be “The Danish Capital of America,” has come under fire from Denmark itself for some perceived intolerant behavior
  • Ancient Viking treasure has oldest-known reference to Norse god Odin

    03/08/2023 7:58:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    ny post ^ | March 8, 2023 | Patrick Reilly
    Researchers have discovered that an ancient gold disc found in southern Denmark includes the earliest written reference to the Norse god Odin, revealing that he was worshiped up to 150 years earlier than previously thought, according to a report. The piece of jewelry — which dates to the 400s AD — was uncovered in Vindelev in central Denmark in 2020 amidst a treasure trove that included Roman coins. For years it was publicly displayed at a museum near the site before academics had the opportunity to study it, according to NBC News. A runic inscription with a reference to Odin,...
  • Denmark hopes to pump some climate gas beneath the sea floor

    03/08/2023 6:15:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 8, 2023 | By JAMES BROOKS and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Denmark pushed the button Wednesday on an ambitious project that aims to bury vast amounts of planet-heating carbon dioxide gas beneath the North Sea floor, in the hope that it can help the Nordic nation and others meet climate targets. Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik gave the symbolic order to begin pumping CO2 into the depleted reservoir of the Nini West oil field, 50 years after his father Prince Henrik celebrated the start of oil and gas exploration off the Danish coast. “It gives me great pleasure today to be able to reverse the traffic in the pipes...
  • Medieval Pantry Stocked With Spices Found in 500-Year-Old Shipwreck

    02/21/2023 4:12:19 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | February 14, 2023 | Sarah Kuta
    In the summer of 1495, King Hans of Denmark and Norway anchored his warship off the southern coast of Sweden. While Hans was on land, his vessel—known as Gribshunden or Griffen—mysteriously caught fire and sank to the bottom of the Baltic Sea.Hans was on his way to Kalmar, where he hoped to be elected king of Sweden and reunite the broader Nordic region under a single ruler. As such, Hans brought many opulent status symbols, including luxurious foods and spices, to help persuade the Swedish leadership to agree to his plan.Remarkably, many of those foods and spices have survived underwater...
  • Are you ‘pro-choice’ or not?: Rand Paul presses Johns Hopkins dean on COVID vaccine mandates

    02/18/2023 2:08:22 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    based politics ^ | February 17, 2023 | Jack Hunter
    The Republican senator wanted to make a point about America’s COVID policies compared to the rest of the world. On Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul wanted to know if the dean of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing was ‘pro-choice.’ ‘Are you pro-choice in regards to patients making individualized medical choices?” Paul asked Dr. Sarah Szanton. “Broadly, thank you, yes,” Szanton replied. Paul was beginning a larger discussion to note that other nations have enjoyed more medical freedoms than most Americans have had. “Are you aware that your university doesn’t allow choice with regard to vaccination, that you require all of your...
  • Turn on your Heart Light[charismatic caucus]

    02/06/2023 11:01:17 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    "Turn on your Heart Light" My proximity to you is an eternal embrace so let go of your life for it is in my hand and your destiny is everlasting as long as you love to forgive with a true heart found only through me for my love is the window to your peace and joy found in the power of Virtue for holiness must be the voice in your mind perpetually to see as I see and hear The Shepherd of your heart light !
  • Giant Viking hall, possibly connected to Harald Bluetooth, unearthed in Denmark

    01/11/2023 9:54:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Live Science ^ | 01/11/2023 | Jennifer Nalewicki
    Archaeologists in Denmark have unearthed a portion of a massive Viking hall that may be connected to King Harald "Bluetooth" Gormsson, who reigned from A.D. 958 to 986, during the Viking Age. The structure, which is located in North Jutland, a region that encompasses Denmark's northernmost tip, is "the largest Viking Age find of this nature" in the past decade, and measures 131 feet (40 meters long). So far, only half of the building has been excavated, and archaeologists think it was built sometime between A.D. 950 and 1050... The hall's design is similar to those of other structures in...
  • 5,000-year-old 'bog body' found in Denmark may be a human sacrifice victim

    12/16/2022 8:51:49 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Live Science ^ | December 14, 2022 | Tom Metcalfe
    Archaeologists have discovered the ancient skeletal remains of a so-called bog body in Denmark near the remnants of a flint ax and animal bones, clues that suggest this person was ritually sacrificed more than 5,000 years ago.Little is known so far about the supposed victim, including the person's sex and age at the time of death. But the researchers think the body was deliberately placed in the bog during the Neolithic, or New Stone Age...Dozens of so-called bog bodies have been found throughout northwestern Europe — particularly in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Britain, where human sacrifices in bogs seem...
  • United Nations Adopts Resolution Calling Israel’s Founding a ‘Catastrophe’

    12/01/2022 4:02:09 PM PST · by DFG · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/2022 | DEBORAH BRAND
    The UN General Assembly this week passed a resolution to characterize the founding of the modern state of Israel in 1948 as a “catastrophe,” in what has been heralded as a major victory for pro-Palestinian activists. The word “Nakba,” which means catastrophe or disaster in Arabic, was also a term coined by the Palestinians to commemorate the Jewish state’s founding. The UN resolution acknowledges the Palestinian version of the events that led to Israel’s creation, and calls for the “commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Nakba,” with a “high-level event” at the global body on May 15th, 2023. May...
  • Turkey arrests bakers' union head for calling bread-eating societies 'stupid'

    11/10/2022 5:58:25 AM PST · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 9, 2022
    Turkey arrests bakers' union head for calling bread-eating societies 'stupid' ANKARA, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Turkey jailed a bakery union head for "publicly insulting the Turkish nation" on Wednesday, state media reported, after he said society's "stupid" fondness for bread explained why it had elected President Tayyip Erdogan's governments for two decades. Union for Bread Producers Chairman Cihan Kolivar made the comments to broadcaster Haberturk on Monday as he spoke about the rising price of bread and Turkey's soaring inflation. "Bread is the staple food for stupid societies. I speak scientifically, I am not making it up - per capita...
  • UN General Assembly: Israel must dispose of all its nuclear weapons

    10/30/2022 12:33:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 102 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/10/22
    The United Nations General Assembly's first committee, which deals with disarmament, global challenges, and threats to peace that affect the international community, voted 152-5, on Friday, on a resolution concerning "the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East". The resolution states that Israel must dispose of all its nuclear weapons and place its nuclear sites under the International Atomic Energy Agency's purview. The resolution, which is submitted every year to the UNGA in New York, was submitted by Egypt and sponsored by the Palestinian Authority and 19 counties including Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates. Canada, Israel,...
  • How Black Death survivors gave their descendants an edge during pandemics

    10/20/2022 8:46:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    When the bubonic plague arrived in London in 1348, the disease devastated the city. So many people died, so quickly, that the city's cemeteries filled up. "So the king [Edward III], at the time, bought this piece of land and started digging it," says geneticist Luis Barreiro at the University of Chicago. This cemetery, called East Smithfield, became a mass grave, where more than 700 people were buried together. "There's basically layers and layers of bodies one on top of each other," he says. The city shut down the cemetery when the outbreak ended. In the end, this bubonic plague,...
  • Unraveling the Nature and Identity of the Green Man

    01/28/2015 5:53:57 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 25 replies ^ | January 28, 2015 | Ryan Stone
    An enigma spanning thousands of years, the Green Man is a symbol of mysterious origin and history. Permeating various religious faiths and cultures, the Green Man has survived countless transformations and cultural diversities, enduring in the same relative physical form to this day. Although specifics about his beginnings and his worship are not fully known, due in large part to how far back and to what initial cultures he can be traced to, it is a testament to the widespread reach of his character that he is still remembered and worshipped to this day. The Green Man is most highly...
  • This Woman Leaves Her Baby To Sleep Alone Outside In Public — But In Her Country, It's The Norm [Denmark]

    10/02/2022 1:30:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 45 replies
    Buzzfeed via Yahoo ^ | September 30, 2022
    Annie Samples is a 36-year-old content creator, copywriter, and mother who lives in Denmark with her husband and four kids. Annie is American, but she and her family moved to Denmark a little over three years ago when the design company her husband works for opened an office there. I found out about Annie through a video she made that went viral on TikTok. In the video — which now has over 13 million views on the platform — Annie discusses the Danish practice of letting babies sleep alone outside in their strollers. decided to reach out to Annie...
  • Scandinavian seismic stations register explosions near pipelines, raising fears of sabotage

    09/27/2022 1:22:06 PM PDT · by EBH · 82 replies
    PBS ^ | 9/27/22
    A series of unusual leaks on two natural gas pipelines running from Russia under the Baltic Sea to Germany triggered concerns about sabotage Tuesday, overshadowing the inauguration of a long-awaited pipeline that will bring Norwegian gas to Poland to bolster Europe’s energy independence from Moscow. Seismic stations Sweden, Norway and Finland registered two explosions Monday near the leaks. Bjorn Lund, a seismologist with Uppsala University who is part of Sweden’s national seismic network, said the first explosion was recorded in the early hours southeast of the Danish island of Bornholm. The latter and stronger blast that night was northeast of...
  • Poland and Norway open 'milestone' trans-Baltic gas pipeline

    09/27/2022 9:25:18 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 30 replies
    The National (via MSN) ^ | 27 September, 2022 | Tim Stickings
    Poland and Norway opened a new gas pipeline via Denmark on Tuesday, hailed as a much-needed alternative to Russian-controlled routes. At a ceremony in Poland, Norway’s Energy Minister Terje Aasland said the opening of Baltic Pipe was “a milestone on the important path towards European independence”... Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said it “marks a crucial geopolitical step for all of us.” “Putin uses Russian energy as a weapon to destabilise Europe, to divide us. He cannot be allowed to succeed,” Ms Frederiksen said, referring to the Russian president. Poland, one of the fiercest advocates in Europe of isolating Moscow,...