It’s one thing to not be able to spend your entire life without your laptop, but all of eternity? That’s one heck of a personal statement. And in the past, people weren’t afraid to make them. Grave goods, in archaeology and anthropology, are the items buried along with the body, and researchers have learned quite a lot about our ancestors from the things they were buried with.
Regia Anglorum, a UK-based reenactment group, which portrays the life and history of the Vikings, Saxons, and Normans in the Early Middle Ages, decided to imagine what would modern people take to the afterlife if they were sent off according to old traditions.
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“Creating new content during the pandemic has been difficult,” Jenn Peters, press and publicity officer at Regia Anglorum, told Bored Panda. “Normally, our summer weekends would have been full of battles and events where we experience and educate others about early medieval life.”
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