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Viking Age script deciphered mentioning ‘Allah’ and ‘Ali’

Researchers in Sweden have found Arabic characters woven into burial costumes from Viking boat graves, raises new questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia. The researchers at Uppsala University behind the study also show that both Allah and Ali are invoked in the patterns of the bands. The Arabic characters appear on woven bands of silk in burial costumes found in Viking Age boat-graves, as well as in the chamber graves clothing of central Viking Age sites such as Birka in Swedish M√§lardalen. They were…