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9th century engraved silver ring from Sweden has revealed evidence of close contacts between Viking Age Scandinavians and the Islamic World.


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More than a century after its discovery in a ninth century woman’s grave, an engraved ring has revealed evidence of close contacts between Viking Age Scandinavians and the Islamic world.

The ring is set with a piece of imported coloured glass that is inscribed with Arabic writing that reads "For/To Allah".

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This is all related to the global trade routes at the time. Not surprising, but it's cool to see how the world was more connected than we would initially believe it was.

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