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Archaeologists just found a 1,000-year-old Viking fort

Last week, archaeologists announced the excavation of a stone fortress — Vallø Borgring — on the Danish island of Zealand. Presumed to date to the 10th century and the reign of King Harald Bluetooth, the fortress is distinguished by its circular shape — a style unique to Denmark, Lasse Sonne, a Viking historian from the University of Copenhagen, told the Telegraph. It’s only the fifth circular fortress ever found, the third-largest of its kind and the first to be unearthed in over 60 years.

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*Fox News voice* Was slavery really about race???

Not really, it started with indentured servants, normally poor Europeans who couldn’t afford to come over on their own, and even some African Americans (freed black pop that was always there in the South….yes, this was a thing). How indentured servants last at a max of 7 years, and took a small tract of land-sorta like a severance package today. Anyhow, the original land owner, who was normally someone from the upperclass in Europe, like a 2nd or 3rd son and/or those with so called soft professions, like those who sold books and shoes, didn’t know how to do the actual work, and were getting tired of giving their land to those servants who lived to complete the contract. Around this time, slavery was becoming more prevalent in the islands and South America, and although it started off small in North America, those land owners quickly saw the advantages of slavery as opposed to indentured servants.
During this time period though, as land near the ocean was getting slim, those old servants both black and white decided they wanted to get better land and less mosquitos, Bacons Rebellion was the result. A consequence of this rebellion was the indoctrination of the race thinking, those with the best pieces of land decided to have the poor whites equate themselves to the poor blacks, who of course they were better than. Thus race, though always a background factor came to the fire, and slavery became more about race than the cheapest labor available.

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