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Swedish "Minister of Culture" ordered Viking artifacts to be melted down for scrap metal
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Posted 8/27/17 , edited 8/27/17

21stCenturyGemini wrote:
Where is the visual evidence that this is happening? Are there videos? Are there other news articles?

A white supremacist posting from a white supremacist website isn't enough for me.
Oh... thats nice of you to say


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As a swede I find it amusing how you claim SVD is nationalist lies. You're just making assumptions about them based on your own political standpoint. It would be one thing is the source was nordiska mosttåndsrörelsen because they are down right nazi, but SVD really isn't even close to nationalist. But hey to you anything slightly more right is prob considered nazi.
Yeah that was funny, if they refer to the link OP gave.

From the article:

Det är provocerande när man i andra länder gör allt för att bevara kulturarvet och vågar livet för det säger, arkeolog Lena Holmquist.
"It is provocative when one are in another country doing every effort to preserve the cultural heritage[...]"

Slutsats: Om samhället inte längre anser sig ha råd att ta ansvar för Sveriges historia så bör länsstyrelserna stoppa byggherrar och exploatörer från fornlämningar. Ett alternativ är att sluta lägga ut kulturarvet på entreprenad till lägstbjudande med störst soptunna.

Nu är frågan vad riksantikvarie Lars Amréus, eller för den delen kulturministern, tänker? De ansvarar för Sveriges kulturarv och förstörelsen av historien sker under deras skift.
It's a shame it has to be that way, hopefully they can take care of what's most important?
I guess that's something one just have to wait and see what they do, or how far they will go?


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Posted 8/27/17 , edited 8/27/17

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https://www.faganarms.com/collections/viking-artifacts

Go on and buy them, then.

If you want to save them, then start buying them to increase their value. Because they're so common that they aren't valuable.

Wow, $1700 for a corroded spear head, such valueless trash that should've been melted down instead. No way it would have been worth taking it and putting it in a box, something that costs nothing to do, until it could be sold or put up for display.
Again, you're pushing a false narrative that there was even an attempt to sell these new artifacts that have been uncovered. In the second article I linked it specifically says they did not for fear there would be a black market. Well why does that website you link exist then? Why not GIVE the artifacts to the people that run that website if cataloging them is too much?




The only thing that resembles the a 1700 price point to that link posted is two seax. Which are literally translated to knives from old english. The most expensive spearhead on there is 1300 dollars and is in exceptional quality for 9th century items.

https://www.faganarms.com/collections/viking-artifacts/products/fine-viking-spear-c-900-1000-a-d

Not trying to knit pick here but it really feels like you're trying really hard to make a narrative. I'm sure you, or the author of the link posted, aren't experts on Viking antiques in the market. Judging by your comments on them it's pretty glaring you aren't. Would you really care for it at all if it weren't for the anti-liberal story you could attach to it to (once again) and make everything out to be an extreme version of what it is?
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The only thing that resembles the a 1700 price point to that link posted is two seax. Which are literally translated to knives from old english. The most expensive spearhead on there is 1300 dollars and is in exceptional quality for 9th century items.

https://www.faganarms.com/collections/viking-artifacts/products/fine-viking-spear-c-900-1000-a-d

Not trying to knit pick here but it really feels like you're trying really hard to make a narrative. I'm sure you, or the author of the link posted, aren't experts on Viking antiques in the market. Judging by your comments on them it's pretty glaring you aren't. Would you really care for it at all if it weren't for the anti-liberal story you could attach to it to (once again) and make everything out to be an extreme version of what it is?


If your trying to make this an economics issue then your points dont hold up. As I linked in my previous statement $200 USD per metric ton is a far cry from what private collectors would pay for even shoddy relics from hundreds of years ago. Quite literally irreplaceable items from antiquity. Also they never bothered to contact other museums. So it wasn't a cost issue as any number of solutions would have been preferable at least in my opinion. Myself personally I would glady pay $500 for a few ancient viking coins(even if they were poor quality) if I knew the alternative was they were melted down to make street signs or beer cans.
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Posted 8/28/17 , edited 8/28/17
There is so much that forensic examinations could have determined from past artifacts such as these. Wait ten years and technology will be invented that would have told us even more. This is a tragic loss of history. You can't tell me that there isn't some museum somewhere that would have been happy to have them.
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There is so much that forensic examinations could have determined from past artifacts such as these. Wait ten years and technology will be invented that would have told us even more. This is a tragic loss of history. You can't tell me that there isn't some museum somewhere that would have been happy to have them.


Hell I would have taken them, as a collector I am in the market for such things as Viking Relics.
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I am from Denmark. And usually danes hates swedes. So I guess this is just another thing we can put on our list. Lmao.
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I notice that the only place (beside here) this is being talked about is /r/The_Donald. I guess with Stormfront down, and the Dailystormer keep on getting shut down, they need a new place to promote their news stories.
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Posted 8/29/17 , edited 8/29/17

mxdan wrote:
Not trying to knit pick here but it really feels like you're trying really hard to make a narrative.


Could be true, but you're just falling into the trap if you don't agree with them.

One of the Right strategies is: "Look, the Left want to destroy white culture and replace you all with immigrants."

Whenever the Left fails to reassure people that it's not what they want, more people end up opposing them.

And just calling people Nazis has lost all meaning at this point, so that accomplishes nothing. The only appropriate response is to come out in support of preserving history. And yet, every time, there seems to be elements of the Left that can't conceal their hate and basically say, "So what if I want to destroy white culture? It's bad!" They hand the Right a deserved win.

Just my analysis from a relatively comfortable position no matter who gains power.
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