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07/03/11

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The Silver Treasure from Botnhamn is from approximately year 1000 A.C. The necklace is the only known one with a Rune inscription. The structure and rhyme is typical for a Norse verse: "We went to Frisland and fought the warriors, and we shared the booty between us".

 

The Silver Treasure

Inscription text

From the year 1000 A.C.

Necklaces

Brooches

More brooches

The Botnhamn axe

The gold coated axe

 

The Norse saga refers to gold adorned weapons which twinkled in the sun, but the Botnhamn axe from 1000 A.C. is the only one we know with a gold coating.

 

The Silver Treasure and a lot of other interesting things can be viewed at Tromsų Museum. Make sure you pay a visit to the the oldest scientific institution in Northern Norway. Botnhamn.com would like thank Tromsų Museum for permission to use the pictures above.

 

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