Last spring I worked on a project called Languages, Myths and Finds which gave me the opportunity to see some amazing things. We went behind the scenes at the BM’s Vikings exhibition, had a workshop in Cambridge and my small team traveled to the Isle of Man, looking and Viking history and material culture in the region.
When we got the the Isle of Man we had a brilliant time setting out and finding all of the sites pertaining to the Vikings. It is a rare opportunity to find travel companions who are so similarly and singularly focused.
There is so much sculpture on Man, it is amazing how much survives and is accessible.
Some potentially Viking Graffiti.
The team at Tynwald.
Caught a glimpse of the all important torch light on this pelleted beast.
I hope to return to the Isle of Man to make a more extensive study of the sculptural traditions there, but for now I have very fond memories of my LMF team.