All posts tagged: orkneys

Orcadian runecarvers

Isn’t language just magical all by itself? I love this title with two words that summon a mystical world by their pronounciation, rhythm and meaning alone. Before I get lost in linguistics, let me quickly tell you about the research of an expert whose study on Orcadian runecarvers can be read and heard on the ever-informative Medievalists.net.

Eroding cemetries in the Orkneys

Reports are circling online about the Newark Bay cemetry on the Orkneys. Northern Europe has seen its share of fierce storms this winter and it has caused further erosion on the coastline near the cemetry with its Pict and Viking burials. Locals are trying to prevent more burials to be swept or washed away by placing sandbags. Read fine and comprehensive articles on LiveScience and Smithsonian Magazine.