Tag Archive: Estonia

Castles of Europe Windows 7 Theme, now with pictures

I have had several questions about the names and locations of the castles in the Castles of Europe Windows 7 theme. Below are the 21 castles included in the theme as well as there names and locations. The original post: Castle of Europe Windows 7 Theme post. Download the Castles of Europe Windows 7 Theme…

Castles of Europe Windows 7 theme

Update: The updated post for the Castles of Europe Theme can be found here –> Castles of Europe Windows 7 Theme, now with pictures. It includes pictures of all 21 castles as well as their names and locations. ~The Archivist This theme contains 21 pictures of castles form across Europe. I have it installed on…

Archeologists Open a Crusader-Era Burial Site

Ongoing archeological excavations in the late medieval church yard of Valjala, an old settlement on the island of Saaremaa off the western Estonian mainland, have revealed 15 graves from the mid 13th century. Five people were originally buried in limestone coffins but fragments of wood, some of it resembling birch bark, still await exploration and,…

Archaeologists Find Pre-Viking Ship Burial

Another ship burial discovered this year in the village of Salme may turn out to be a pre-viking era battleground burial, an unparalleled find in Europe. So far, 16 skeletons of men killed in battle have been discovered on the site. There is no doubt that a fierce struggle took place some 1,250 years ago…