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it's the same over again


In the landscape throughout Northern Scandinavia, one can find sieidis, places that have unusual land forms that are different from the surrounding countryside. They are considered a spiritual 'focal point' and are worshipped as a gateway to the spirit world. At these sieidis, sacrifices were made, both in animals and in material objects, and it is here that archaeologists have found "Samic metal depots" (due to the large numbers of metal objects) dating back to 800-1300s. These objects are mostly coins from medieval Germany and England, parts from weapons such as arrow-heads, and other minor findings such as antler from reindeer.

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