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  1. The Kummakivi Balancing Rock and its Unlikely Explanation in Finnish Folklore

    ... in the region of South Karelia, in the southeastern part of Finland. This feature consists of two boulders, one perched precariously on the ... in the region of South Karelia, in the southeastern part of Finland. This feature consists of two boulders, one perched precariously on the ...

    dhwty - 08/02/2018 - 13:58

  2. Finnish Archaeologists find Wreck of 15th Century Ship Laden with €50m Worth of Treasure

    An archaeological diving team in Finland said they have found the wreck of the Hanneke Wrome , which sank ... reports that diver and wreck researcher Rauno Koivusaari, Finland’s most experienced wreck researcher who discovered the famous ...

    aprilholloway - 03/05/2015 - 15:03

  3. The Ior Bock Saga: Is Everything We Know about History Wrong?

    ... on Earth 50 million years ago and originated in what is now Finland. Although it is always possible that the mainstream is mistaken, the ... Rivers by 5,000 years ago.  Modern humans did not reach Finland, according to the mainstream view, until after the end of the last ...

    Caleb Strom - 14/08/2017 - 19:00

  4. The Magical Sampo: Object of Power and Riches in Finnish Folklore

    ... folklore and mythology, is regarded as the national epic of Finland. As such, the 28 of February has been set aside in Finland as a day to commemorate this piece of national literature and Finnish ...

    dhwty - 11/04/2015 - 03:48

  5. The Fantastic Adventures of Vainamoinen: Finnish Hero, Wizard, Shaman, and God

    ... poetry that has since been regarded as the national epic of Finland. The Kalevala is made up of oral folk poetry and mythology ... and compiled by Elias Lönnrot and his colleagues in Finland and Karelia. The Kalevala may be regarded as the main reference for ...

    dhwty - 13/03/2016 - 15:10

  6. Gliding Over 5,000 Years of Frozen Waters: A History of Ice Skating

    ... due to the fact that in the winter the southern part of Finland has more frozen lakes in 100 sq. km (40 sq. miles) than any other part ... and Minetti showed that crossing the frozen waters in Finland via ice skates would have saved 10% on energy expenditure, when ...

    Alicia McDermott - 16/12/2015 - 14:45

  7. Lemminkäinen: Resurrection of the Handsome, Yet Frivolous Finnish Epic Hero

    ... who features prominently in the traditional mythology of Finland. The tales of this hero are recorded in the Kalevala, the Finnish ... who features prominently in the traditional mythology of Finland. The tales of this hero are recorded in the Kalevala, the Finnish ...

    dhwty - 04/01/2018 - 14:02

  8. A Window into the Traditional Sami Culture: Reindeer and a Worldview

    ... in, Sápmi, includes the northern sectors of Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula. Although they are often regarded as one people, ... years ago, the Sámi inhabited all of the area we now call Finland. The oldest documented information regarding the Sámi people is dated ...

    Alicia McDermott - 24/07/2018 - 13:27

  9. Submerged Stone Age Settlement ‘Opens Up New Path’ for Finnish Archaeology

    ... – the first undisputed observation of this kind in Finland. The nearest similar sites are located in northwestern Russia and ... for thousands of years,” Satu Koivisto says, describing Finland’s underwater archaeological potential. Top image: ...

    ancient-origins - 08/08/2018 - 22:59

  10. Walpurgis Night: A Saint, Witches, and Pagan Beliefs in a Springtime Halloween for Scandinavia

    ... and is today also celebrated in such countries as Sweden and Finland. Moreover, Walpurgis Night is an important holiday in these countries. ... in Heidelberg. (Andreas Fink/ CC BY SA 2.0 ) In Finland, for example, Walpurgis Night is known also as Vappu, and is one of the ...

    dhwty - 09/11/2018 - 01:54

  11. 12,000-Year-Old Engraved Reindeer Antler May Be One of the Oldest Gifts in the World

    ... site – possibly the North Karelia region of western Finland or South Lapland. The antler source species and its geographic origin ... Autumn scenery in Koli National Park. North Karelia region, Finland. (Miguel Virkkunen Carvalho/ CC BY 2.0 ) Phys.org ...

    Alicia McDermott - 06/10/2017 - 14:00

  12. Controversy Surrounds Artifacts on Azores Islands: Evidence of Advanced Ancient Seafarers?

    ... new topic of study. Sacred Places Like Those in Ancient Finland? Costa also compares the rock formations on the Azores to those in Lapland, the northern reaches of Finland. On the Azores she has identified basins she thinks were cut in ...

    ancient-origins - 17/10/2016 - 22:01

  13. Sami Spirituality and the Cult of the Sacred Stones

    ... Lapland, a part of northern Europe near Norway, Sweden and Finland, and adjacent to the Kola Peninsula of Russia.  The Cult ... Lapland, a part of northern Europe near Norway, Sweden and Finland, and adjacent to the Kola Peninsula of Russia. The Sami people once ...

    Riley Winters - 18/05/2018 - 19:01

  14. Mind Games of the Forgotten Russian Knight

    ... believe an even earlier Karelian (historical province of Finland) fortress might once have stood on the site. Located near the town of Vyborg (today in Russia) it was one of Finland’s three major castles built strategically as the easternmost outpost ...

    ashley cowie - 08/09/2018 - 14:03

  15. Väinämöinen: The Finnish Deity and Hero Who Inspired Tolkien to Create Gandalf and Tom Bombadil

    ... loved poetry. It seems that he was well known not only in Finland, but also in Estonia and other countries of north-central Europe. ... He became the main character of the national epic of Finland called Kalevala , which is one of the most important Scandinavian ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 27/01/2017 - 19:54

  16. Top 10 Underwater Discoveries of 2015

    ... of Treasure An archaeological diving team in Finland found the wreck of the Hanneke Wrome , just south of the island of Jussarö in Finland. The ship sank with valuable cargo and some 200 passengers and crew on ...

    ancient-origins - 24/12/2015 - 14:43

  17. Wootz Steel: The Mysterious Metal that Was Used in Deadly Damascus Blades

    ... Persia. A modern Damascus sword by Nylund Knives, Finland. (Sami Länsipaltta/ CC BY NC SA 2.0 ) It was only ...

    dhwty - 02/06/2018 - 15:43

  18. Science Sheds New Light on the Life and Death of Medieval King Erik

    ... ruled fairly, was a devoted Christian, led a crusade against Finland, and supported the Church. He was killed in 1160, in his tenth year of ... to weapons. The legends say that Erik led a crusade against Finland, which is thought to be a possible explanation of the injuries. ...

    ancient-origins - 17/03/2016 - 23:47

  19. Sunken Treasure: Scientists Taste 170-Year-Old Champagne Found in Shipwreck

    ... had found the sunken trade ship off the Aland Islands of Finland in 2010, and the treasure trove has chemists and connoisseurs curious. ... Björn Häggblom, spokesman for the government of Åland, Finland told Nature the money from sales goes to fund scholarships in ...

    lizleafloor - 21/04/2015 - 22:07

  20. Ancient DNA Sheds Light on the Mysterious Origins of the First Scandinavians

    ... from the northeast, following the Atlantic coast in northern Finland and Norway becoming free of ice. Artist’s impression of ... new stone tool technology in Scandinavia were recorded in Finland, northwest Russia and Norway – dating to about 10,300 years ago. This ...

    ancient-origins - 12/01/2018 - 01:48

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