Viking jewelry was a cipher during WW2

The pieces of “Viking” jewelry that were “found” on different dig sites were all faked by the allies and placed or hidden in those locations during WW2. The colorful beads and intricate colors and hidden patterns were actually a special code developed by Alan Turing and his team to be able to fool the Axis by publishing innocent looking historical articles to pass orders along to spies.

This piece, which was displayed in the British Museum claiming to be of Viking origin was really used to let French allies know where German fuel supplies were during 1943