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Researchers in Sweden have found Arabic characters in serious costumes from Viking boat. The discovery raises new questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia, writes journalist Tharik Hussain.
They were kept in storage for more than 100 years, dismissed as typical examples of Viking Age funeral clothes.
But a new investigation into the garments - found in 9th and 10th Century serious - has thrown up groundbreaking insights into contact between the Viking and Muslim worlds.
Patterns woven with silk and silver thread "Allah" and "Ali".
The breakthrough was made by the textile archaeologist Annika Larsson of Uppsala University while re-examining the remnants of burial costumes from the early 20th century and early 20th century.
She became interested in the forgotten fragments after realizing the material had come from central Asia, Persia and China.
Larsson says the tiny geometric designs - no more than 1.5cm (0.6in) high - resembled nothing she had come across in Scandinavia before.
"I could not quite make up their minds and I remembered where I had seen similar designs - in Spain, on Moorish textiles."
Larsson then realizes she is not looking at Kufic script.
There were two words that kept recurring. One of them identified with the help of an Iranian colleague. It was the name "Ali" - the fourth caliph of Islam.
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