Monday, April 22, 2013


"A bog in Schleswig, southern Jutland, which yielded a rich VOTIVE DEPOSIT of the Roman Iron Age.  The main finds were more that 100 iron swords (some with damascened blades, others stamped with the maker’s names) and a wooden BOAT some 70-ft. long.  

The boat was clinker-built, had no mast or sail, and was provided with 15 rowlocks on each side.  The bow and sternpost were upturned, and the vessel was steered by an oar."

"Nydam" -- From Warwick Bray and David Trump, The Penguin Dictionary of Archaelolgy, London, Penguin, 1970.

Manfred Mann: The Mighty Quinn (Link) 

Skip Spence: Little Hands (Oar Link)


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