In the mists of Mannan

Me at Vikings BM(Above: Press photo by the University of Nottingham edited by hlstn)

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.

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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.

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There is so much sculpture on Man, it is amazing how much survives and is accessible.

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Some potentially Viking Graffiti.

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The team at Tynwald.

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Caught a glimpse of the all important torch light on this pelleted beast.

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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.

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