Swedish parchment from Viking Age

Swedish historians discover Viking Age parchment having been used as binder cover for a later book. The newly discover Latin texts are believed to date from the period 1070 to 1090.

Very few pages from the Viking Age survive within Scandinivia – as writing only spread with Christianity. Once the parchment has been freed, it will be photographed. Historians in the UK and US will also study the Latin texts.

The video in link below is in Swedish, however the footage of dis-assembling the book cover speaks for itself!?

http://play.mittmedia.se/video/jamtlands-aldsta-dokument-aldre-an-man-trott?

Source: Op.se (in Swedish)

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