A Viking Crucifix

A tenth-century crucifix.

In March 2016, a crucifix was found in a field in Denmark. It dates back to the 10th century, before Christianity firmly settled in Denmark. It turns out to be similar in style and appearance to crucifixes found in Birka, Sweden.

Viking crucifix found in Denmark (Source: discovery.com).

It is possible that this crucifix, the Birka one and another found in Denmark previously, are produced in the Viking Age trading town of Hedeby, Denmark.

Read the article more here.

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