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Exploring Ancient Ties: A Viking’s Islamic Ring Unveils Centuries-Old Connections

Unearthed Secrets from a Nordic Grave More than a century after its discovery in a 9th-century Swedish grave, an ancient ring has once again come into focus, revealing intriguing connections between Vikings and the Islamic world. The finger ring, adorned with Arabic Kufic writing, appears to convey a powerful message: “AL_LLH,” interpreted as “for/to (the …

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