[MR] History Blog: 7th C Cloth Unearthed

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 02:34:23 PST 2018

Noble Friends, Especially Clothing Mavens:

I've been sitting on this story for a week while posting about other news,
but it is now time to share this piece.

Archaeologists digging at Ribe, Denmark, have found a small scrap of wool
cloth dating to the 7th century. The piece is a fragment of high-quality
diamond twill. This area was noted for the skill of its weavers, and they
were given special status by Emperor Charlemagne.

To see the cloth before and after cleaning and stabilization, go to
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/53397 .

Ribe was also where hoard of early Danish coins was found which the History
Blog reported on earlier this month. In case you missed that one, it is
archived at http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/53228 .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆

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