Tag Archive: Archeologist

Archeologists: Viking massacre came to unexpected ending

Bayeux Tapestry Viking Ship

Plundering, pillaging and plenty of sea food — what wasn’t to like about the life of a Viking? How it sometimes ended, suggests an archeological study in the current Oxford Journal of Archeology. In the study led by Mark Pollard of the United Kingdom’s University of Oxford, archeologists thought they had uncovered the victims of…

Medieval musical instrument restorer dies

Archeologist and enthusiast of the restoration of old musical instruments Vladimir Povetkin has died in Veliky Novgorod at the age of 68. Povetkin was an internationally-acclaimed scientist and honored citizen of the ancient Russian city. He has been working at the digs of Novgorod since 1975, contributing to discoveries of many artifacts, including the famous…