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    Sweden's priceless iron-and Viking-age scraps are sent to metal recycling. It draws attention to Svenska Dagbladet on Wednesday.

    It is Johan Runer, archaeologist at the Stockholm County Museum, who has been alarmed about how the county councils in Sweden misbehave our cultural heritage. The reason is that you do not consider themselves to have the resources to take care of and preserve all the metal objects found in connection with archaeological excavations. The article will include an excavation of Flädie outside Lund in Skåne as an example. The site was investigated by archaeologists in connection with the rebuilding of a traffic site last year at the E6 motorway. The report compiled in connection with the excavation lists a large number of findings. But the archaeologists did not have the resources to seize everything and were forced to "cull" a large number of objects, i.e. send them to the junkyard. Several coins and buttons as well as a knife and a ring. Other objects that have been thrown away are the amulettringar which were ritual objects for the old Swede during the Vendel and the Viking Age. "It is provocative when other countries make every effort to preserve the cultural heritage and dare life for it," says Lena Holmquist, who is an archaeologist at Stockholm University focusing on the Viking age. According to Svenska Dagbladet's culture writer Ola Wong, it's about "quickly and cheaply getting away from the cultural heritage" in order to get started with planned road or house construction. Runer also says that archaeologists do not give away or sell the finds to collectors, something that could have saved them to posterity. The reason is that you do not want to create a market for ancient objects and thus encourage looters to embark on metal detectors to look up their own bargains.
    I'm kinda angry about it, cause i do have some Scandinavian ancestry
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    Quote Originally Posted by hai View Post
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    I'm kinda angry about it, cause i do have some Scandinavian ancestry
    Send them to another museum unless they are worthless in which case destroying them isn't an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Send them to another museum unless they are worthless in which case destroying them isn't an issue.
    Some very avid Minnesota Vikings fans would probably be interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    Some very avid Minnesota Vikings fans would probably be interested.
    At least it could be something to put in their trophy display.
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    I love archaeology and can't imagine anyone tossing anything as old as Vikings findings into the dump. Then I also understand what socialism does to a country like Sweden. Another country with a King and Queen who are probably hiding in a corner behind the palace walls.
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    Runer also says that archaeologists do not give away or sell the finds to collectors, something that could have saved them to posterity. The reason is that you do not want to create a market for ancient objects and thus encourage looters to embark on metal detectors to look up their own bargains.
    What ass holes. If they can't use it let no one enjoy it.

    That makes a lot of sense. NOT!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Old White Man View Post
    I love archaeology and can't imagine anyone tossing anything as old as Vikings findings into the dump. Then I also understand what socialism does to a country like Sweden. Another country with a King and Queen who are probably hiding in a corner behind the palace walls.
    I know what you mean. It's like finding old stone arrowheads here. They're cool things to find, even if they're not worth much.
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