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originally posted by: Caver78
Is there another source other than this video?
Maybe one of the original dig the brooch was found?
Little handicapped here in that I don't speak Japanese, he lumped this in with ufo brooches???
I'm also all pro-Ooparts but this needs fleshed out a little more. My 2-cent's is these are Saami Brooches/maps traded/sold/taken by Vikings. Turns out the Saami Peoples were building ships long before the Vikings even got to Scandinavia.
This timing would make for a habitable one but earlier exploration by sea would have been possible . They must have or could have thought the earth was warming up again and decided to make some new settlements . When the cold returned called the mini ice age they had to abandon that en devour .just my 2 cents a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
The Medieval Warm Period (MWP), Medieval Climate Optimum, or Medieval Climatic Anomaly was a time of warm climate in the North Atlantic region that may also have been related to other climate events around the world during that time, including China and other areas,  lasting from about AD 950 to 1250. It was followed by a cooler period in the North Atlantic termed the Little Ice Age.
originally posted by: MerkabaMeditation
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
What about the required map projection maths, would not this mean they had a higher level of maths and knew that the earth was a globe?
The Pitney Brooch Anglo-Scandinavian, 2nd half of the 11th century AD
Found in Pitney, Somerset, England. The brooch was cast in bronze with a slightly convex form, then gilded on both side. The reverse is plain, and still retains some fixings for the missing pin.
originally posted by: daaskapital
a reply to: MerkabaMeditation
This object can be considered out of place in that the vikings were alleged to never have travelled that far...although i would say that it definitely could have been possible considering their seafaring capabilities.
Vikings aren't known to have conclusively travelled further than that, but this 'brooch' seems to indicate otherwise. I'm not sure if it would completely revolutionise what we know of the vikings and their seafaring capabilities, but it would be an interesting topic to invest further research in. It just may lead to further (archaeological) studies regarding the reach of the vikings...
originally posted by: rickymouse
The Vikings, along with other cultures in the world, did have maps and also did travel all over that ocean. It doesn't seem that we have found many maps of the other ocean for some reason, maybe the Asians used those routes and we do not have access to them. After Columbus discovered America, within twenty years they had accurate maps of the shores of America, not from new explorers but from pieced together maps of the Maritime shipping of many countries. Seems that when the countries started cooperating, they found many maps of parts of the new world. I think it was England who pieced these all together.
That is what I have read, and there is supposedly a lot of evidence out there but I do not have access to it. Ask the English, they claimed America from the Spanish using some of the Norwegian evidence, Norway was a colony of England at the time.
Columbus did not discover America, many knew of this continent. He just discovered how to take credit for the discovery. I don't know why they teach this in school yet here in America, I suppose that if they start training people to believe lies at a young age, it is easier to keep them believing in lies.
originally posted by: MerkabaMeditation
a reply to: StoutBroux
You are right, it is not a map on a brooch but on a shield in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts - he talks about the shield world map in another video that I found here:
Screenshot of sheild with world map
I guess he just mixed the brooch with the world map in the first video, this shield is still very interesting though if someone that knows japaneese could find some information about it from the video.
Starts at about 4:50: