Were Vikings Muslim? New research finds ‘Allah’ woven into burial clothes

Were Vikings Muslim? New research finds ‘Allah’ woven into burial clothes
 

Fascinating new research has suggested Vikings could have been Muslim after archaeologists found the word ‘Allah’ woven into their burial clothes.
An investigation into funeral clothes which dates back to the ninth and 10th centuries have shed some new light on the relationship between the two worlds.
Experts found that patterns woven into garments excavated in Sweden spell the words ‘Allah’ and ‘Ali’, with the discovery raising questions about the influence of Islam on Scandinavia.
Textile archaeologist Annika Larsson of Uppsala University told the BBC the material came from central Asia,... read more

 
12 October 2017 in Hot News, Views: 35
Source: Metro
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