Far From Home


 

In 1954, archaeologists excavating an eighth-century Viking settlement on Helgö Island in Sweden turned up a 10-centimeter statuette of the Buddha.

It’s thought to have originated in northwestern India around 600. How it made its way to Sweden is unknown.

On a similar note, Roman jewelry has been found in a Japanese tomb, suggesting that the Roman empire spread further east than previously thought, and a Swiss ring watch was found in a 400-year old Chinese tomb. Very odd.

 

(via Futility Closet)

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