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Icelandic National Hero’s Tobacco Cans Discovered

By Iceland Review

Ancient cans that were used for storing snuff have been discovered and are believed to have been the possessions of Brynjólfur Pétursson, one of the four Fjölnismenn, national heroes who fought for Iceland’s independence in the late 19th century.

The snuff cans were discovered during an event organized by the National Museum of Iceland last weekend, entitled “Is There an Antique among Your Possessions?” Visitors were invited to bring with them old objects and have them analyzed by the museum’s experts.

Bryndís Sverrisdóttir, a National Museum employee, told ruv.is that around 100 people accepted the museum’s invitation and had artifacts from their homes analyzed.

Last weekend was the fourth time that the National Museum organized such an event and on previous occasions many interesting objects have been unveiled.

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