Rare gold ring found in Icelandic burial site

A rare gold ring, possibly belonging to a monk or a sheriff, has been discovered in a grave near Skriduklaustur, Iceland. Gold rings are an uncommon find in Icelandic archaeology.

The ring was discovered near the site of a monastery church and is believed to date from the 16th or 17th century.

There was an inscription

There was an inscription inside: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/23/One_Ring_inscri... Ash nazg durbatul√Ľk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatul√Ľk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul. The archeologists involved in the find were suddenly compelled to travel to Iceland, and travel to this mountain: http://av.rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0geulx0eL1ItiIBnRqHBqMX;_ylu=X3oDMTBwanIyb...