Walking on Ruins – June 14, 2022

  • Montréal – Day 4, Tuesday
  • Weather: 72 degrees, clear sky

The lowest level of the Montréal Museum of Archeology and History was built of clear plastic flooring exposing original foundations of some of its earliest buildings.

The current exhibit featured Vikings whose men and women were fierce fighters and excellent sailors. Their early religious practices included animal and human sacrifices. They took advantage of unstable and fragile European governments to conquer, plunder, exploit, influence, and rule.

Early colonists built this brick structure which contained flowing water. Water still flows today. Today’s visitors walked through this structure.
To the Hurons and Iroquois, the turtle was a mythological symbol of Mother Earth carrying the world on her back…sounds all to familiar of my past.
Viking wore horned hats…Myth buster! Horned hats first appeared in Robert Wagner’s 1876 opera Der Wing des Nibelungen.
Bluetooth symbol is a combination of the initials from a Viking king. His name was Harald Gormssom but was known as “Bluetooth” for his dark, dead tooth. As he united Denmark and Norwegian, Bluetooth united PC and cellular industry.
Indigenous historic necklace
Dishes…always a favorite of mine.
Closer look at dish exhibit.
Early 1800’s glasses are…
…wickedly similar to my glasses.

2 thoughts on “Walking on Ruins – June 14, 2022”

  1. Great museum tour. Confirm the story of the horns on Viking’s helmets. Gun picture of you with other’s relic glasses. Take care,
    Bev-

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