Birka Lantern

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Birka Lantern

Postby brendan on Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:36 pm

hi,
I am currently trying to make a few variants of lanterns. One of them is what I have heard described as the Birka lantern:
Essentially, it is 2 wooden disks connected with dowels and with a hole in the top one for the heat. What is unusual about it is that there is another dowel attached to a plate/piece of wood used to raise/lower the candle from the middle of the lantern.

Now, this does undoubtedly look cool and is very functional, but has one actually been found?
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Re: Birka Lantern

Postby claimhteoir on Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:08 pm

I had a look here, but couldn't see anything. They have a list of publications you might want to try out, otherwise cotact them and ask them about lantern finds:
http://www.raa.se/cms/en/places_to_visi ... _town.html
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