[MR] History Blog: Treasure Hoard from Hedeby

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 02:48:36 PST 2023

Noble Friends,

Today the History Blog reports on a treasure hoard found near the lost
Danish Viking town of Hedeby Haithabu in northern Germany.

The hoard consists of 30 silver coins dating to the reign of Danish King
Valdemar II who ruled from 1204-1241. Other items are gold Byzantine
earrings, and a gold-plated robe clasp resembling a Almohad gold dinar.

Hedeby was sacked and burned in 1050 by Norwegian King Harald Hardrada. The
West Slavs burned the town again in 1066. Then the site was abandoned.
Curiously, all the treasure in this hoard post-dates Hedeby's demise.

The treasure story is found at http://www.thehistoryblog.com .

A Wikipedia page on Hedeby is at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedeby .

Hedeby today is a reconstructed Viking museum and living history town:
https://haithabu.de/en/homepage . Hedeby also hosts various Viking
reenactment events.

I also found an interesting Youtube video tour of the museum site at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZD5dX1elz0 . Youtube also hosts various
other Viking-themed videos, including several clothing tutorials.

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆

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