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Mythical Viking Sunstone Used for Navigation

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    Posted: 07 Apr 2018 at 19:19
Hi,
Here's an interesting article about the Viking Sunstones used for sailing.
A new study shows that they were remarkably accurate.

"The Vikings have been reputed to be remarkable seafarers who could fearlessly navigate their way through unknown oceans to invade unsuspecting communities along the North Sea and Atlantic Sea coasts of Europe. A well-known ancient Norse myth describes a magical gem that could reveal the position of the sun when hidden behind clouds or even after sunset. A new study shows the sunstone was real and very accurate."



Picture and text source: Ancient-Origins


Edited by ian990 - 08 Apr 2018 at 17:45
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