Frozen Viking Story

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Title

Frozen Viking Story

Subject

The Argus, Copenhagen, costume, costumes, Dante, Denmark, Greenland, Melbourne, Stockholm, Sweden, VIC, Victoria, Viking, vikings, artifact, artifacts, museum, archaeology, archaeological, finding

Description

An article on page 8 of the Melbourne newspaper The Argus on September 9, 1922. The article corrects a previous article in The Argus that reported, based on accounts in American newspapers, that a Viking warrior had been found frozen in an iceberg off Greenland and taken to Copenhagen in a refrigerated state. Instead Dr Noerlund from Denmark found perfectly preserved men’s costumes of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries which, as the article points out, was the time of the Italian poet Dante. The artefacts were taken to a museum in Copenhagen.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Argus

Date

9 September 1922

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Language

English

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Citation

“Frozen Viking Story,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 18, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/498.