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Scandinavian scientists have identified the oldest known inscription referencing the Norse god Odin on a gold disc unearthed in 2020 in the village of Vindelev, central Jutland (western Denmark). According to the ‘National Museum in Copenhagen‘, the inscription represents the first solid evidence of Odin being worshipped as early as the fifth century, at least 150 years earlier than the previous oldest known reference.

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