Gold In Iceland

No, this is not the name of a diamond and jewelery company.

Iceland Review reports that Archeologists have discovered a gold ring in a grave in Skriduklaustur in east Iceland where there used to be a monastery. The discovery is considered significant because very few gold rings have been found in archeological excavations in Iceland.

The ring is engraved with a leafy pattern that indicates that the ring was made in the 16th or 17th century. The monastery church in Skriduklaustur was used after Iceland converted to Lutheranism in 1550 and until the 18th century, so it is not clear whether the ring dates before or after the church began operating.

The ring was found in an elaborate grave. The coffin was two-meters long even though the person resting there was much smaller. The lid of the coffin has an inscription, but so far, archeologists haven’t been able to decode it.


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