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Archeologists Jeanette Varberg from Moesgaard Museum and Flemming Kaul from the National Museum, and Bernard Gratuze, director of IRAMAT, analysed the composition of some blue glass beads found on buried Bronze Age women in Denmark. The analyses revealed that the glass originate from the same glass workshops in Egypt that supplied the glass that the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun took with him to his grave in 1323 BC.
originally posted by: rickymouse
I have read about the glass beads long ago around that time frame in the Egypt area. I also have read evidence of the trade routes to Europe possibly being there. This is pretty good evidence to prove the existence of these routes. They knew this was happening but had no real evidence to back it. I get tired of the saying there is no evidence when they have some written evidence that something was going on, calling it mythology because of lack of evidence.
Would this be in the time of the original Odin or Woden? If so, I feel that this can show that gunpowder knowledge in the writings may also have existed in Northern Europe from trade associations. Thors Hammer. This would have came from the Chinese knowledge of gunpowder dating back to I think around 2000 BC
If so, I feel that this can show that gunpowder knowledge in the writings may also have existed in Northern Europe from trade associations. Thors Hammer. This would have came from the Chinese knowledge of gunpowder dating back to I think around 2000 BC
originally posted by: Hanslune
Thanks for all the replies!
A few comments
ElohimJD: what is source document for that legend?
Multiple: Gunpowder, that is a not uncommon thought to try and explain godly powers as the use of gunpowder. black powder is seemingly an easy formula, charcoal, sulfur and salt petre, yet it took centuries to perfect. I recently researched how gun powder was made in the 1830's as I was reading the journal of a man who actually set up a manufacturing site in central Asia to make gunpowder (using the French method) it was very complicated; going down to the type of wood used, when it was harvested, how it was dried and how it was made into charcoal, getting proper sulfur was a complex task too, and refining SP even more complex. In other words making good gunpowder was an industrial process learned over centuries of trial and error. Just mixing those three ingredients at 75%, 12.5% and 12.5% gives you just a puff.