[MR] History Blog: Rare Viking Graves in Iceland

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 01:30:45 PST 2021

Noble Friends, Especially Vikings,

Today the History Blog's feature is a report on four settlement-era graves
found at Seyðisfjörður in eastern Iceland. They include a rare boat burial,
animal sacrifices, and interesting grave goods which suggest the occupants
were high-status people.

What makes these graves especially unique is that the early settlers to
this region are named in the *Landnámabók *saga. The first settlement was
founded by Bjólfur from Voss in Norway, and it is possible that he is among
the burials.

The illustrated History Blog story is at
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62727 .

There is a brief Wikipedia page on the *Landnámabók *at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landnámabók .

Wikipedia also has a page about the town of Seyðisfjörður at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seyðisfjörður .

The above Wikipedia article mentions an 11th century stave church in
Seyðisfjörður. Naturally there is a web page on this archaeological site at
http://viking.archeurope.com/religion/christianity/seydisfjordur-church/ .

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆

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