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[#838] #Vasily #Ivanovich #Chendarov, callsign "#Tor" (July 18, 1959), #Slavyansk, #Donetsk region, #Ukraine🇺🇦.
(A traitor, sided with the #Russian invaders and separatists from the first days of the attempt to occupy #Slavyansk, later fled to the uncontrolled territory and began Image
serving in the First #Slavic Brigade [military unit 0880], #Viking battalion. He held the position of commander of a grenade launcher platoon, with the rank of senior lieutenant. He served and fought against #Ukraine until the end of 2018, was demobilized.After the start of a
full-scale invasion, the separat went to the front as a volunteer in the #7th company of the same brigade where he was a platoon commander.Included in the #Ukrainian database "#peacemaker")

Status: #Utilized (in April in the village of #Novobakhmutovka, #Yasinovatsky district,
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Pesepakbola Persib Bandung Victor Igbonefo (kiri) berebut bola dengan pesepakbola Persija Jakarta Michael Krmencik (kanan) saat menjalani laga tunda BRI Liga 1 di Stadion Gelora Bandung Lautan Api, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Rabu (11/1/2023).
Pesepakbola Persib Bandung Nick Kuipers (kiri) berebut bola dengan pesepakbola Persija Jakarta Michael Krmencik (kanan) saat pertandingan BRI Liga 1 di Stadion Gelora Bandung Lautan Api, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Rabu (11/1/2023).
Pesepakbola Persib Bandung Frets Butuan (kanan) berebut bola dengan pesepakbola Persija Jakarta Riko Simanjuntak (kiri) saat menjalani laga tunda BRI Liga 1 di Stadion Gelora Bandung Lautan Api, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Rabu (11/1/2023).
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THREAD: Basil’s first campaign in the East #byzantine #roman #medieval #varangian #viking
After Basil defeated Phokas’s rebellion in 989 he returned his attention to his eternal foe: Bulgaria. However, trouble was brewing in Syria.
In 992, Manjutakin, the Fatimid governor of Damascus broke his truce with the Byzantine Empire. Manjutakin invaded the Hamdanid Emirate, a Byzantine protectorate, and defeated the doux of Antioch’s army. Manjutakin then raided Antioch’s suburbs and besieged Aleppo.
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THREAD: Origins of the Varangian Guard (1/12) Image
Although Rus and Norse mercenaries had been fighting in the service of the Byzantine Empire as early as 874, the typical date used as the founding of an official “Varangian Guard” comes from the reign of Basil ll. Basil’s early reign was marked by rebellion. 2/12 Image
In 987, the general Bardas Phokas led a rebellion and captured most of Byzantine Anatolia. At the end of the year his army set into a siege of Abydos, a city on the Dardanelles. If Abydos fell, Phokas’s army could cut off access to the Aegean and besiege Constantinople. (3/12) Image
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#PlanetaryProtection has an enormous impact on interplanetary #astrobiology mission design and execution. Check out the rest of this thread for a few case studies on how it has been implemented over the years!

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech
During the #Apollo era, it was unknown whether life existed on the Moon. To prevent contamination of the Earth’s biosphere by lunar microbes, both astronauts and the samples they collected were subject to quarantine following return to Earth.

Image: NASA
Following splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins were transferred to a camper-like mobile quarantine facility. From there, they were transported to Johnson Space Center, where they spent 3 weeks in quarantine.

Images: NASA
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Contrary to the image of the Viking funeral in a burning ship floating off into the sea, the ships, instead of being burned were buried. The most famous one is the Oseberg Ship burial in Norway #Vikings
The burial is dated to 834AD. The ship which had been buried in a mound was nearly 22 meters long. It contained an enormous number of grave goods including beds, chests, buckets but remarkably the skeleton of a peacock #Vikings
It also contained 3 full-size sleighs, a full size wagon and best of all a tapestry which allows us to have a look at what these early Vikings might have believed about the otherworld #Vikings
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Latest* #Viking DNA news! New research out in Nature today - here's what's exciting and what I have a problem with.👇

Does it change our view of the Vikings? No.
Are there some very cool data? Yes
Are there some *big* problems? Also Yes.

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*new as in the full, peer-reviewed version of the pre-print article released last year
🧬New evidence of 'substantial' geneflow INTO Scandinavia, incl. from southern (!) Europe & also Britain. We suspected this, but great to see more conclusive evidence AND from regions we previously didn't know about

(...links nicely to my #RiverKings, more on that soon😉) /2
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(1/4) Un cuple in #Norvegia quel vive proxim al cité de #Bodø esset surprisat quande ili trovat un sepultoria #viking sub lor dom. Li afere comensat con lor intention de renovar li dom, pos quel ili trovat quelc petres con strangi aspecte. Trovante it

#Interlingue #Occidental Image
(2/4) interessant, ili continuat forar e poy trovat alquo scintillant: it havet li aspecte de un rote de un litt lude-auto ma pos inspection it esset un perle ex vitre. Pos to ili decovrit li cap de un grand hache e altri objectes ex ferre, e contactet li autoritás in li comtia
(3/4) de #Nordland. Li die sequent venit expertes del muséo de #Tromsø, qui confirmat li decovrition e dit que li objectes datat del epoca del #vikings. Secun li lege norvegian, omni monumentes cultural con tracies de activitá homan e plu old quam li annu 1537 es automaticmen
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#StayHome THREAD 🧵

Love #Archaeology is on Instagram and we're going to share some of the best images, starting with the wonderful @NT_SuttonHoo helmet at the @britishmuseum, which was buried in the early 7th century.


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We move from Germanic East Anglia to eastern Germany now. This is part of the Zwinger, a baroque palace garden complex in Dresden for the rulers of Saxony. Stunningly beautiful.

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From Germany to #Glasgow: this is the glorious Main 'Gilbert Scott' Building at the University of Glasgow (@UofGlasgow). It was largely built between the 1860s and 1880s. The #WW1 Memorial Chapel completed the west quadrangle in 1929.

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WOW. A huge podcast for all you #Vikings out there!

Dr. @CatJarman and our own Dr. @HorneSupremacy talk #Viking fightin', tradin' + travlin' from Central Asia to Canada *AND* the gory science of Repton's Great Army graves for @hack_history! ☠

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Artwork by the brilliant and lovely @Smith_Design.
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Online museum archives thread 🧵 for self isolation.

AMAZING MUSEUMS all around the world 🌍🌎🌏 have web resources you can access 24 hours for FREE: #archaeology, #history, & #museum Twitter, let's find and share as many as we can!


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Thanks to @northbird_ellen, we also know about the FREE, online website for all Norwegian university museums. It's UNBELIEVABLY GOOD. You'll need a wee bit of Norwegian, but Ellen has that covered! 🎩tip: @slewisimpson


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Amis, ♥️ we now take you virtually from 🇳🇴 to 🇫🇷 and the wonderful #Roman #archaeology from the Chiragan villa, brought to you by the superb @MSR_Tlse. In French, but most browsers will have a translation option:

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This thread is a story about 'The Beasts of Oseberg'- five exquisitely carved and mysterious #Viking Age objects @kulturhistorisk
Photo: Kirsten Helgeland
@Kulturhistorisk Many will have seen pictures of these animal heads found in the ship burial of Oseberg, AD 834. The heads where originally five in number: The Academic, The Lions head, The Carolingian and The Baroque head no.1 and no.2.
Photo: Kirsten Helgeland
@Kulturhistorisk Each head is about 50 cm in length. A straight handle (50-75cm) was attached near the base. If held by the handle only it would be possible but not easy to balance the head upright. Besides the handle the heads are not parts of a vehicle or furniture. Their use seem inscrutable.
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Remember "London Bridge is falling down"? Here's the story of #LondonBridge!
There's been a series of bridges across the #RiverThames in #London since #Roman times, 2000 years ago. They were wooden till a stone one was built between 1176 and 1209.
#nspoli #NovaScotia #mining #ns Image
The 1176 #LondonBridge stood over 600 years. The heads of traitors were impaled on it - so many that there was an official Keeper of the Heads! The first head, in 1305, was that of #WilliamWallace, the #Scottish solider #MelGibson played in #Braveheart.
#nspoli #NovaScotia Image
A new #LondonBridge was completed in 1831. It was made of #granite from #Haytor Quarry, which is now part of the #Dartmoor National Park.
Its lamps were made from the melted-down cannons of #NapoleonBonaparte's army.
#nspoli #NovaScotia #minerals #mining #NS ImageImage
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In the early part of the first millennium CE, the #IndoEuropean language known as Proto-#Germanic diverged into an East branch (which included #Gothic) and a Northwest branch.

Northwest then split into West and North branches when Proto-#Norse developed in #Scandinavia. Image
Until the 8th century, #Germanic #languages, including Proto-#Norse, were written in Elder Futhark, the earliest #runic #alphabet.

The name #Futhark comes from the initial phonemes in the names of the first six #runes:
ᚠ ᚢ ᚦ ᚨ ᚱ ᚲ

By the beginning of the #Viking Age around 800 CE, Proto-#Norse had evolved into Old Norse, and #Scandinavia's writing system transitioned from the 24 #runes of Elder #Futhark to Younger Futhark's 16 runes.

The #Swedish #Sparlösa #Runestone from ~800 CE features both #alphabets. Image
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Recently I found myself in need of a proper 'door of Óðinn' (Old Norse kenning for shield). Thus I had to gather some wood and hide, heat up the forge and make one.
I made this #Viking #shield primarily based on those found in the #Gokstad ship burial, but also remnants from other archaeological finds and information in the writings of Theophilus 'On Diverse Arts' Chapter 17 (c.1100).

Many years ago I got as far as making a shield board. I decided to continue from there. The board from pine measured 89 cm diameter & was 8,5 mm thick at the center. This was thinned down to 5,5 mm approximately 1,5 cm from the edge, then to 1-2 mm at the very edge.
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These past few weeks I have been back to old tricks continuing the #conservation of the #Viking #Helmet from #Gjermundbu @Kulturhistorisk

Photo: Geir Anders Rybakken Ørslien
Almost a year ago I took the helmet apart. It consisted of 7 fragments:

I located 10 more pieces in storage, among the fragments of a cauldron from the same grave as the helmet. Here are all the 17 helmet parts layed out after having being cleaned by micro-sandblasting.
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The #Gjermundbu helmets spectacle faceplate is of ('Hold Brillan!', trøndsk proverb). X-ray does not reveal remnants of precious metal decoration, but a two part construction can be observed, overlaped and forge-welded at each temple and in the nose area. #Viking @Kulturhistorisk
The spectacle faceplate is cleaning up nicely during micro-sandblasting. I take care not to damage the extremely shallow filling of the decorative lines - just a fraction of a millimeter deep. I need to try some XRF-analysis to possibly identify the filling material. #Gjermundbu
I just could not resist ...

#Gjermundbu #Viking #Helmet
Photo: Jessica Leigh McGraw
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Today I started #conservation work on the Gjermundbu helmet - sometimes refered to as the only #Viking Helmet. The process will entail disassembly, micro-sandblasting, detailed photos of all parts, X-ray, 3D-scan and a new mounting. Photo: Jessica Leigh McGraw @Kulturhistorisk
The #Gjermundbu helmet presented in this tweet is from a rich equestrian grave from the second half of the 10th century - a cremation burial that involved destruction/'killing' of the weapons. C27317 @Kulturhistorisk

Old pictures of the grave goods:…
@Kulturhistorisk I'm going into details of the helmets spectacle faceplate in this thread:
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Dear Entire World: #Viking ‘Allah’ textile actually doesn't have Allah on it. Vikings had rich contacts w/Arab world. This textile? No. 1/60
Actually #Viking textile has no Arabic at all but story has gone viral @NYTimes @Guardian @BBCWorld @NatGeo @ScienceAlert have reported 2/60
There is something very troubling here about relationship between news media & experts, who should have been consulted for verification 3/60
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