How were the Vikings such remarkable mariners? Scientists have found their answer buried deep in a 16th century shipwreck.
“Not just the stuff of legend: Famed Viking ‘sunstone’ did exist, believe scientists”
“For centuries, it has been a crystal of legend locked in the verses of Norse myth with little or no evidence that it was ever real.”
“Shipwreck may contain near-mythical Viking navigation aid”
“An oblong crystal found in the wreck of a 16th-century English warship is a sunstone, a near-mythical navigational aid said to have been used by Viking mariners, researchers said on Wednesday.”
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