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Old 14-08-2015, 08:30   #1
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Looks like a Magic Dragon!

'Fantastic' sea monster figurehead found in 15th century shipwreck - CSMonitor.com
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Re: Fantastic-sea-monster-figurehead-found-in-15th-century-shipwreck

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Great story. However, I find it interesting that the archeologists(?) who found the dragon head were looking for an explanation since this was a common motif on Viking Ships that plied the world for centuries. The Vikings were great carvers and masters of wood. Their ships were a beauty to behold. I also seriously doubt that the construction/shape of the ships were of the "carvel" style used by Columbus(Spain) and the Portuguese. Norse ships were double-enders then and can even be seen today in the small fishing fleets of Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Here's a video of Dragon Harald Fairhair with the beautiful dragons head carving in process:
https://youtu.be/eQ3u0jjWCkc Good luck and good sailing . . . A furore Normanorum libera nos Domine--Oh Lord deliver us from the fury of the Northmen!
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