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Amateur Danish archaeologist finds 1,500 year-old treasure

Over 32 pieces of jewellery including gold and pearls, dating 1,500 years, have been found on the island in Horsens Fjord, according to broadcaster …

Jutland

Danish Viking fortresses were designed to fend off other Vikings

After four years, the excavation of the famous Viking fortress, Borgring, is coming to a close and archaeologists can now describe the fortress in a …

Archaeology

Archaeologists Have Discovered A Treasure Trove Of Ancient Artifacts In Scandinavia’s First Viking City

Archaeologists in the west Denmark town of Ribe have excavated 330 feet of the first Viking city in Scandinavia and have discovered artifacts from …

Archaeology

Ragnar Lothbrok

Ragnar Lothbrok (Old Norse Ragnarr Loðbrók, also anglicised as Ragnar Lodbrok), whose epithet means ‘Hairy-breeches’ or ‘Shaggy-breeches’, was a …

Ancient History

Vinland

Vinland (Old Norse Vínland, ‘Wine Land’) is the name given to the lands explored and briefly settled by Norse Vikings in North America around 1000 …

North America

The History Of The Norse Settlements In Ireland During The Viking Age

During the late part of the 8th century the Norsemen commenced to set sail from Britain to Ireland and starting from the mid 9th century they built …

Archaeology

The Mystery of Maine’s Viking Penny

The coin is the real deal, but how did it get all the way from Norway?<p>The story that Guy Mellgren told about the curious silver coin began on the …

Archaeology

DNA Proves Viking Women Were Powerful Warriors

An elaborate Viking Age grave in Sweden holds the remains of a decorated female warrior from the 10th century, providing the first archaeological …

How the female Viking warrior was written out of history

What Bj 581, the ‘female Viking warrior’ tells us about assumed gender roles in archaeological inquiry<p>In the 1880s Scandinavian archaeologists unearthed a grave containing all the implements required for battle, including shields, an axe, a spear, a sword, and a bow with a set of heavy arrows, …

Archaeology

'No Such Thing as an Ethnic Swede' as Half of Viking Capital Were Immigrants

According to the Swedish research community, the new findings from Sweden's medieval capital of Sigtuna, dubbed the "Viking Age Scandinavian …

Half the population of the Viking-town Sigtuna were migrants

New analysis of the remains of 38 people who lived and died in the town of Sigtuna during the 10th, 11thand 12thcentury reveals high genetic …

Anthropology

Unlocking The Mysteries Of Ulfberht Swords, The All-Powerful Viking Swords

See the all-powerful Ulfberht swords and discover how their makers might have been able to build a blade so strong it still baffles experts.The post …

Globalization

Carter brothers donate land in memory of father to create nature reserve at Barachois Brook in western Newfoundland

Ralph and Fred Carter are sure their dad was beaming down on them with pride Friday.<p>The brothers were bequeathed nearly 200 acres of land adjacent to …

Eric Bloodaxe: The Viking so nice, he ruled England twice

<b>Hail Vikings, Normans, and enthusiasts.</b><p>Eric Bloodaxe, though much mystery still surrounds his life, was probably one of the best-known names in …

Common words that came from the Vikings

Probably you’ve never studied Conversational Viking, let alone claimed to speak it.<p>However, the language of the Vikings, Old Norse, has influenced …

Viking who spent summer in Uig celebrated with bronze bust

<b>The legend of a Viking explorer who spent a summer in the Hebrides has been celebrated on Lewis.</b><p>A bronze bust of Leif Erikson was gifted to the …

How The Black Death (Sort Of) Killed A Viking Colony And Transformed Europe

Throughout much of the European Middle Ages, the Norse were compulsive travelers. These groups of people (who we often call “Vikings”) traded, raided and pillaged throughout Europe, settled in Constantinople and fought with and against the Byzantines, encountered Arab traders from Baghdad in modern …

Viking mass grave linked to elite killers of the medieval world

A crew of Viking mercenaries – some of the fiercest and most feared killers in the medieval world – could be the occupants of a mysterious mass grave …

Archaeology

1030th anniversary of Baptism of Rus celebrations

Vladimir Putin attended events to mark the 1030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus. A Patriarchal Liturgy was held for the first time in the open …

Researchers discover thousand-year-old circular Viking fortress in Denmark

<b>According to archaeologists and historians, huge fortresses of this kind are a profound enigma in Viking history.</b><p>A nearly perfect circular structure …

'Massive' Bones of Viking Descendants Found in an Italian Graveyard

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Natasha Frost<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2018<p>Title<p>'Massive' Bones of Viking Descendants Found in an Italian …

Buttington Oak: Planted to mark a Viking defeat in 893 collapses after 1,000 years

Not all historical markers are carved in cold stone or forged in metal.<p>Until recently, one of the largest–the Buttington Oak in Wales–was a massive …

The Action-Packed Battle Between Grettir The Strong And Twelve Berserkers

According to an anonymously-written book of historical fiction from 14th-century Iceland, a band of twelve Vikings silently landed their ship on the …

Did the Vikings really teach ancient Inuit how to spin yarn? New research upends old assumptions

New research is upending old assumptions about what the ancestors of today’s Inuit learned from Viking settlers.<p>And the techniques researchers have …

Vikings Set Sail On The Lake Ahead Of Festival

The replica Viking longship Norseman set sail on Chautauqua Lake in association with the annual Scandinavian Folk Festival held at Jamestown …

Contact Between the Vikings and Eastern Europe

<b>Medieval Novgorod, by Apollinary Vasnetsov / Wikimedia Commons</b><p><b>The Vikings raided, traded and settled as far afield as the Baltic, modern Russia,</b> …

Five astonishing Viking finds uncovered by Stockholm University

For more than a millennium, people around the world have been fascinated by the Vikings. The ancient Norse seafarers, with their insatiable appetite …

Viking women, warriors, and valkyries

Odin:<br>What a dream! I dreamt I woke at dawn<br>to tidy Valhalla for the fallen ones;<br>I … made the Valkyries bring wine, as a prince was coming.<br>I’m …

Viking Age Helmet

Guthrum and conquest of the Danelaw

Share this:<p>Guthrum (Guðrum) was one of the leaders of the Great Heathen Army and later, King of the Danish Vikings in the Danelaw.<p>Before the year 865 …