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« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2007, 07:19:32 pm »

Inka in Norway 1000 years ago?!

For the first time ever Norwegian archaeologists have found a specific type of skeletons, dated to the year 1000 AD. One of the cranial parts recently found on the premises of Borgsyssel Museum in Sarpsborg, Norway have the indisputable characteristics of an Inka indian.





In restoring the old stone church of St. Nicolas in Sarpsborg the conservating archeologists were in for a big surprise as they excavated the roots of a rose-bush that grew under the foot of the old church’s tower. Suddenly the sacred bones of two men and a baby appeared.

One of the sculls have became an enigmatic object of discussion, since it  resembles the peculiar characteristics known to exist only among Inka indians!

“There is a bone in his neck that have not grown, which is a inherited characteristic that is well known among Inka Indians, but hardly anyone else”, says Mona Beate Buckholm, head archaeologist at The Bogarsyssel Museum in Sarpsborg, Norway. The skeletons are remains from two men, both between 50 and 70 years old, when they died - between 890-1015 AD.



The Norse king-sagas tells about long-standing relations over great distances, such as between Norway and east-coast America. Modern scholars, such as Thor Heyerdahl, have argued that Leif Eriksson was far from the first Norse sailor to cross the entire North Atlantic. In 1991 the Norwegian author Kare Prydz argued that the entire east-coast of North-America – down to Florida - was populated by Norse settlers that maintained a regular contact with their kings and cousins in Scandinavia until the end of Viking-time.



“We can hardly exclude the possibility that this man have been able to come here as a passenger on a ship. But, this is very special – as well as sensational”, says Buckholm.

Later this summer the Borgarsyssel Museum will continue excavating the fundaments of the tower from one of Norway’s oldest stonebuildings – the St. Nicolas Church in Sarpsborg, the old capitol of Viking-time Norway.

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