Monthly Archive: April, 2013

Reenactment – glassware jewellery.

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Truso findings confirm the existence of an arabic trade route connecting Baltic coast with Arabic states. It seems that one of the most demanded commodities traded in Truso was glassware – glass panes,… Continue reading

A Mysterious Folk of Bodzia

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Building an ordinary road can lead to interesting archeological findings. In Bodzia near Brześć Kujawski, during building of a A1 highway, 17 dark age tombs dated to Xc-XIc were found with skeletons of… Continue reading

Tyr – the god that danced with wolves

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Tyr is presumably one of the oldest germanic gods. His other names in other Germanic languages are: Gothic Teiws, Old English Tīw and Old High German Ziu and Cyo, all from Proto-Germanic Tîwaz.… Continue reading

Slavic and Norse Music – Percival, pt II

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This one is from the newest Percival’s album “Slava!” (slavonic:  “Glory!”) The whole album presents the folk/early medieval music of Southern Slavs – Croatians, Serbs, Macedonians . “Gusta mi magla”  is a Serbian… Continue reading

Normans – Varangian Guard

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Varangian Guard was an elite Byzantine imperial bodyguard unit, consiting of Varangians – Swedish Norse, inhabiting Rus,  in some cases Anglo-Saxons (after conquest of Brittain by Normans) and Slavs (rarely). The guard was… Continue reading

Reenactment – “To Go Viking”

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An excellent trailer of a documentary about the Jomsborg Festival of Slavs and Vikings, Wolin, Poland shown from a reenactor-warrior perspective (there’s more perspectives because it’s not only about fighting). See for yourself… Continue reading

Dark Age Food&Beverages – Mead

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Today another simple (we’d say: basic or even iconic) recipe. The most characteristic drink for all Peoples of the North – mead. We need: 2,5 liter of bee honey (constistency of fluid) 7,5… Continue reading

Early Medieval swordfighting.

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The Dark Ages are quite an interesting era when it comes to the swordplay techniques. One could call the epoch an Era of The Shield and he wouldn’t be wrong. From the ancient… Continue reading

The Jewel of The Baltic Sea

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Amber. The true jewel of the Baltic, quite common even these days. Visitors of the Polish beaches still search for it for fun. It is said to have some medical qualities, supposedly helping… Continue reading

Abraham ben Jacob – “The 13th Warrior”

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We mentioned the “13th Warrior” movie before. The story is a fantasy of it’s authors, but some parts of it are echoes of the past. Like the Arab among the people of the… Continue reading

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