Tuesday, 31 December 2013

News: Viking Witch's Wand To Go On Display

An ancient metal rod that experts at the British Museum thought was used for landing fish or as a roasting spit has been newly identified as a Viking "magic wand". You can read the full story on The Australian news site, entitled "'Sorceress' wielded Viking-era wand"

The Times is also running a story about it, "Wand of a Viking witch has experts spellbound", but this can only be read in full if you subscribe to the news service.

2 comments:

blausternschlonge said...

Nice wand, but unfortunately you have to subscribe to those pages to see the full articles. Maybe i can find them somewhere else. thanks.

Badwitch said...

Here is a link to a full story about it in the Daily Mail, which you don't have to subscribe to: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531575/The-Viking-witchs-magic-wand-Relic-ninth-century-grave-disabled-terrified-villagers-feared-sorceress-owner-rise-dead.html

I managed to read the Australian story too, although it invited me to subscribe, when I closed the subscription invite down I got the full story to read without actually having to subscribe to the paper. It think it was more a pop-up advert than something actually stopping you reading stories completely.