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Ancient Crucifix Found: may Change the Historical Record of Christianity
03-18-2016, 03:55 PM #1
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Amateur metal detector finds ancient crucifix that may change the historical record of Christianity

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An amateur metal detector has made a discovery that experts think could change our understanding of Christianity in Denmark.

Dennis Fabricius Holm was enjoying an afternoon off work when he found a Birka crucifix pendant in a field near the town of Aunslev, Østfyn.

“I got off early on Friday, so I took just a few hours, I went around with my metal detector and then I came suddenly on something,”
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The dating of the crucifix, estimated at being from 900 – 950AD, is significant because it would indicate Danes embraced Christianity earlier than previously thought.
Read more: independent.co.uk

Interesting Nordic representation. Looks a lot like Norse God art.

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03-18-2016, 03:58 PM #2
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(03-18-2016, 03:55 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Amateur metal detector finds ancient crucifix that may change the historical record of Christianity

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An amateur metal detector has made a discovery that experts think could change our understanding of Christianity in Denmark.

Dennis Fabricius Holm was enjoying an afternoon off work when he found a Birka crucifix pendant in a field near the town of Aunslev, Østfyn.

“I got off early on Friday, so I took just a few hours, I went around with my metal detector and then I came suddenly on something,”
[...]
The dating of the crucifix, estimated at being from 900 – 950AD, is significant because it would indicate Danes embraced Christianity earlier than previously thought.
Read more: independent.co.uk

Interesting Nordic representation. Looks a lot like Norse God art.

Yeah, it looks more like ancient cave paintings of aliens than a crucifix.

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03-18-2016, 04:01 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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chuckle.gif Oh yeah... that thing is out there.
It's got pre christian Nordic god overtones, which is really interesting.
A very cool find with some fascinating implications.

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03-18-2016, 05:27 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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I don't see how this crucifix means that the Danes had embraced christianity 13.gif More likely these pendants were made to help spread the religion. 13.gif
03-18-2016, 07:54 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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All it really means is that crucifixes were around earlier than previously thought.

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03-18-2016, 08:04 PM #6
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(03-18-2016, 05:27 PM)Octo Wrote:  I don't see how this crucifix means that the Danes had embraced christianity 13.gif More likely these pendants were made to help spread the religion. 13.gif

As part Dane... I think resisting the spread of christianity is more aligned with the facts.
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03-18-2016, 08:21 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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That's what I was thinking as well
03-18-2016, 09:47 PM #8
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(03-18-2016, 04:01 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  chuckle.gif Oh yeah... that thing is out there.
It's got pre christian Nordic god overtones, which is really interesting.
A very cool find with some fascinating implications.

It's not necessarily Christian, or a crucifix. It looks to me like it's wearing some kind of chainlink armor, and carries a shield in its left hand. Its right hand doesn't look to me like a sword, but who knows? Also, its legs seem to be wrapped in some kind of leggings and on its head, a helmet..

I'd be more inclined to believe this was a Norse warrior, myself.

But I'm not a world-famous archeologist, either.
03-18-2016, 10:53 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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This is a similar piece in the Swedish museum.

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