Faced with a broad array of ancient Viking artifacts, Swedish archaeologists take the only sensible option and… junk the surplus.

Ola Wong from Svenska Dagbladet reports:

“What you do is to waste our story!” says Johan Runer, archaeologist at Stockholm County Museum.

Amulet rings from the Iron Age, like Viking weights and coins, belong to the kind of bargain that, as far as Runer knows, was previously always saved.

He tried to make an alarm in a debate article in the journal Popular Archeology (No. 4/2016), showing how arbitrary thinning occurred. Especially in archeological studies before construction and road projects, the focus is on quickly and cheaply removing the heritage so that the machine tools can handle.”

“Thinning” is a process in which State Historical Museums deliberately place restrictions on excavations to discover new artifacts and go out of their way to reduce the number of artifacts currently housed. The reason for this is that metallic objects, such as amulet rings, require more upkeep compared to ceramics. The museums lack funds to maintain these artifacts, but also do not want to create competition in antique markets or encourage robbers with metal detectors.

And so all but the most precious items are destroyed.

Wong comments on the issue:

“Now the question is what the riksantikvarie Lars Amréus, or the cultural minister, is thinking about? They are responsible for the cultural heritage of Sweden and the destruction of history takes place during their shift.”

Sweden’s government is allowing, if not outright encouraging, the cultural genocide of its own people. Evidently the influx of migrants was not enough and any memory of its native people must be methodologically purged from memory.

We are witnessing a cultural suicide. There is no recovering what has already been destroyed, and at this stage odds are poor for Swedes being galvanized into saving what remains of their heritage.

Left-wingers across the globe fear nationalism in large part because of the monster that was the Third Reich. Sweden, however, has found its own beast. At the opposite end of the spectrum is a capacity for self-loathing so great that nothing of a nation’s own identity is worthwhile.

They would do better to avoid either extreme.

Featured Image Via JC Merriman


Svenska Dagbkadet

  • Chauncey Hall

    The norwegians, danes and icelanders always made fun of Swedes for being stupid.

    • Rekt

      Because they evidently are. Stockholm syndrome is, after all, a Swedish phenomenon -at least in origin.

    • January

      Yes we do.

      What is a party game played by Swedes?
      One Swede goes into a box and the other Swede tries to guess which Swede is in it.

    • 143jeanne

      A Swede is a Norwegian with his brains knocked out…. Ten thousand Swedes chased through the weeds all by one Norwegian… posted by a Norwegian!

  • Dindoo Muffins

    After my travels through different Scandinavian countries, and interviewing many many people, I’ve come to the conclusion that the Scandinavians’ complete openness to the uncontrolled influx of peoples from “exotic” cultures is due to their sense of crushing boredom with their own culture. Well, they’re not bored anymore, I’ll say!!
    And here I am, lusting after the Scandinavian, cornsilk-haired girls, believing they were the height of exotic…

    • Frederik Strøyer

      Honestly, Sweden is the only Scandinavian country that’s like this. Us Danes, and definitely the Norwegians, are not bored, like you claim we are. Denmark constantly has excavations going on. A new massive hospital near Aalborg was cancelled for months, because they found out an old Viking village was located there, and they had to get all the artifacts in a museum or storage.
      Don’t just brush all of Scandinavia over one comb, just because Sweden is fucked up lmao

  • bookish1

    They could sell the excess and use the money to support their museums.
    What a bunch of dumbasses.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      Yeah duh

    • Suzana

      It is not stupidity, it’s method. The aim is to wipe out West culture, then replace it with islam.

      • Anthony Mxyzptlk

        Suzana — they are doomed to disappointment. For centuries the Moslems running Iran aka Persia tried to do the same thing, but every year millions of Iranians celebrate the traditional Persian holiday Nourooz, which is Zoroastrian in origin.

  • If you’re not going to maintain them, why not simply sell them?
    It’s better than melting them down for scrap, surely?

    Scandinavians are so strange.

    • anna

      Yeah I don’t get the “don’t want to create competition in the antique market” thing. Why?

      • Casey Kowalchyk

        The Dog In The Manger

    • Anthony Mxyzptlk

      General Jack – or donate them to OTHER MUSEUMS around the world. There are probably quite a few museums in Asia who would be interested in acquiring some Viking stuff, as long as it didn’t rune the budget!

      • ShikokuPrincess91


  • Pratim Gupta

    Whoever throws their own religion,culture,identity away is bound for the meat grinder

  • Heywood Jablowme

    Destroyed! What is red ice saying?

  • Jessica Lind

    I fear for my countries future. Those of us who are trying to stop the insanity is under attack by media and leftists. I’ve received threats from people myself for criticizing islam mostly and for demonstrating against our government. There are still sane people in Sweden but they lose their jobs and get their names dragged through the mud by media. It’s a hopeless desperate situation. The feminist government is taking us apart little by little everyday and rolls out the red carpet for radical islam.

    • ME

      I would pay the Chinese or Russians to hack the Swedish and other European nation media’s bank accounts as a start. Once the media are gone, the truth about Sweden and Europe can be heard and the end of this nonsense can finally come to a pimpley head and explode.

  • I_h8_disqus

    Sweden needs a 21st century version of the Vikings to sweep into their country.

    • Jan Hellsund

      I thought biker gangs like Sons of Odin would be the ones.

  • Casey Kowalchyk

    Ten T’ousen Svedes

    (E.C. Stangland)

    Ten t’ousand Svedes ran tru da veeds

    Chased by vun Norvegian

    Ten t’ousand more ran to da shore

    In da battle of Copenhagen.

    Vay, vay back in history

    Back ven da vorld vas new

    Norvegians searched all over

    To find some snoose to chew.

    Dey fished for Lutefisk and Torsk

    It helped to make dem strong

    And you and me, ve know a Norsk

    Cannot do nutting wrong.

    But Svedes and Danes were envious

    Of Viking trips and raids

    Da Viking shields and helmet horns

    Made all dose folks afraid.

    T’roughout da world da Vikings sailed

    To Ireland and France

    Dey even found America

    One afternoon by chance.

    My grandpa says, and he should know,

    Da Svedes made up their minds

    To beat da Norsky Vikings

    And kick a few behinds.

    But history, so Grandpa says,

    Shows dat da Norskies von

    Dey clobbered all da Svedes and Danes

    And made it lots of fun.

    Ten t’ousand Svedes ran tru da veeds

    Chased by vun Norvegian

    Da dust from da veeds made snoose for da Svedes

    And dey called it COPENHAGEN!

  • John

    Liberalism/Socialism is a mental disorder…

  • ME

    I would pay the Chinese or Russians to hack any bank affiliated with any of the larger Swedish and other European media outlets. Once all funding is lost, the attack on Islam can finally succeed along with feminists being kicked to the curb.

  • JohnnaCal

    Having lived in Denmark it was obvious that men had been feminized by the socialist state.

    Every now and then you would see a man reminiscent of the Viking blood line. However, the trend towards thin androgynous boys wearing skinny jeans wearing danish eyewear is rapidly on the rise.

  • Hairatic Rick

    Easy to understand, getting rid of most makes what is left more valuable. If Beach sand was made up of gold there would be no market. Nevertheless, selling off some of the rings to the public would pay for the upkeep of the rest if that was the real issue, it is not. Anyway, feminist love destroying history.