University scientists staggering discovery opposes theories that Islamic things in Viking tombs are outcome of plunder
A Swedish university has actually found Arabic characters for “Allah” and “Ali” woven into Viking burial clothing. Scientists at Uppsala University explain the finding of the geometric Kufic characters in silver on woven bands of silk as “shocking”.
The scientists at Uppsala, Sweden’s earliest university, were re-examining clothing that had actually remained in storage for a long time. They had actually initially been discovered at Viking burial websites in Birka and Gamla Uppsala in Sweden. Fabric archaeology scientist Annika Larsson informed the BBC that in the beginning she might not understand the signs, however then, “I kept in mind where I had actually seen comparable styles: in Spain, on Moorish fabrics.”
This resulted in the recognition of the name”Ali”in the text and, when taken a look at in a mirror, the word”Allah”in reverse was exposed.