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Originally posted by asdasd
They’re hardly Roman ruins are they? Or even Stone ruins, which would have some value preserving. The vikings built in wood, a thousand years after other societies built in marble

So what exactly is the fuss? Viking architecture is shite, and did they produce much in the way of artifacts that would interest anyone outside of a specialized field of interest? I doubt it

The Viking phase was an important phase in Irish History, the Vikings established Dublin, Cork, Waterford and Limerick, Irelands principal centres to name a few of their trading outposts.

Originally posted by asdasd
The vikings were a materialistic, unlearned and exploitative culture. Nobody outside Ireland’s reactionary conservationist movement really gives a shit – not even in their homelands – about what this rather culturally bereft people produced. Irish culture at the time was far more advanced ( Book of Kells, etc) and is thus known outside the insular world of Ireland’s conservation movement. Norman culture was advanced. British culture was advanced. The fetishisation of the mad blonde-heads has always amused me.

You are some Euro-sceptic do you want to throw in a few ‘Hordes of Huns’ into your theory? It might be stating the obvious but you can’t defend yourself with a manuscript and the Renaisance was yet to return Europe to roman cultural influences. this was 900 AD

Originally posted by asdasd
And we are – given the long history of the country – going to run into these ruins as we build roads, are we not?

the Italians manage to build roads despite overturning, no doubt, roman ruins and artifacts every kilometre. We have enough viking shite in the museums. Build a road.

The Granada protocol was adopted in 1986 to protect built heritage it is an important European code that cannot simply be covered in concrete. It is time for the NRA to conduct proper archaeological examination prior to advanced construction.

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