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    Iron Age "Mickey Mouse" Found

    Iron Age "Mickey Mouse" Found
    Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News

    June 15, 2007 — One thousand years before the cartoon character Mickey Mouse was even a glint in Walt Disney's eye, a French artist created a bronze brooch that looks remarkably like the famous rodent, according to archaeologists at Sweden's Lund Historical Museum, which houses the recent find.
    The object, dated to 900 A..D., was excavated at a site called Uppåkra in southern Sweden.
    Although made of bronze, the brooch ornament likely adorned the clothing of an Iron Age woman. Excavations at nearby sites, such as at Järrestad, have yielded other unusual pieces of jewelry, such as a necklace with a pail fob at the end and another necklace strung with 262 pieces of amber.
    The bronze brooch may remind modern viewers of Mickey Mouse, but archaeologist Jerry Rosengren from Lund University told Discovery News that it actually represents a lion.



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    Actually, archaeologists who recovered the Mickey-like ornament explain it was crafted to be a lion by an artist who likely never saw a real lion.

    Source: http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/0...19-502-ak-0000
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    Re: Iron Age "Mickey Mouse" Found

    Just goes to prove that Mickey is timeless.


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    Re: Iron Age "Mickey Mouse" Found

    Pesky time travelers...
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    Re: Iron Age "Mickey Mouse" Found

    Quote Originally Posted by tjcjr View Post
    Actually, archaeologists who recovered the Mickey-like ornament explain it was crafted to be a lion by an artist who likely never saw a real lion.

    Crafted after a lion my a**.

    Dude saw a mouse scurry across his dirt floor, was bored... so he made this little baby toy thing.

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    Re: Iron Age "Mickey Mouse" Found

    thats awsome/creepy

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    Re: Iron Age "Mickey Mouse" Found

    Wow. How interesting.

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    Re: Iron Age "Mickey Mouse" Found

    That's nothing. Nearby they found these skeletal remains:






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    Thumbs up Re: Iron Age "Mickey Mouse" Found

    Quote Originally Posted by Opus1guy View Post
    That's nothing. Nearby they found these skeletal remains:
    Hilarious !!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Iron Age "Mickey Mouse" Found

    Quote Originally Posted by DonaldDuckFan View Post
    Crafted after a lion my a**.

    Dude saw a mouse scurry across his dirt floor, was bored... so he made this little baby toy thing.
    Feh. It's not a mouse, it's a cat with really big ears!
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