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Viking Antler comb & case, from Jorkik (York) photographed in display at @britishmuseum circa 900-1099 AD https://t.co/JCYCv8G2EE

Museum of artifacts

A footprint left in a piece of wet mud brick in Ur 4,000 years ago. Ancient Mesopotamia<p>The skeleton called the “Ring Lady” unearthed in Herculaneum …

Mesopotamia

A Viking Age button/tassel. Made from fine silver wire & circa 10th century in date, discovered in Dunmore Cave, Kilkenny (Photo @NMIreland) https://t.co/OTTm9giO9T

THE LOST NORSE

In 1721, missionary Hans Egede sailed a ship called <i>The Hope</i> from Norway to Greenland, seeking Norse farmers whom Europeans hadn't heard from in 200 …

Built into the church wall of St Hilda is this "Jellinge"Scandinavian cross daring to c850-950AD https://t.co/p3wI9RiGXQ

Human bones found near Viking Sword

There are still numerous earthquakes at Grímsey island in North Iceland and this morning three were measured at 3.5 to 3.6 on the Richter scale in …

Archaeology

Harald Hardrada: The Last 'Great Viking' Who Invaded England

In the middle decades of the 11th century, the Vikings had reached the twilight of their raiding and plundering days. After their defeat and …

Archaeology

Ancient Scandinavia

Ancient Scandinavia: An Archaeological History from the First Humans to the Vikings<p>Oxford University Press, Jun 12, 2015 - History - 416 pages<p>Contents<p>…

Archaeology

The Cammin Casket

The Cammin Casket is an ivory and gold chest, 22 inches (56 cm) long, made in Scandinavia around 1000 CE.<p>Actually I should say that it <i>was</i> an ivory …

Spelpjäs av glas

Antal19Nyckelordgaming piece, glass, kung, brädspelFärgblåBrukad800 - 1099 i Björkö, Norr om Borg, Stockholm, SverigeUndersökt/Insamlat1871 - 1895 i …

Aelfgyva: The Mysterious Lady of the Bayeux Tapestry

<b>Aelfgyva: The Mysterious Lady of the Bayeux Tapestry</b><p>By M.W. Campbell<p><i>Annales de Normandie</i>, Vol: 34:2 (1984)<p>Introduction: The Bayeux Tapestry, long …

The Modern Invention of the Medieval Executioner

We all know the hooded, ominous figure of the medieval hangman, but in fact that image owes much more to nineteenth-century imaginations than to any …

Medieval

A Layered Landscape: How the Family Sagas Mapped Medieval Iceland

<b>A Layered Landscape: How the Family Sagas Mapped Medieval Iceland</b><p>By Carol Hoggart<p><i>Limina</i>, Vol.16 (2010)<p>Map of Iceland by Abraham Ortelius ca. …

Fact or folklore: the Viking attack on London Bridge

<b>Fact or folklore: the Viking attack on London Bridge</b><p>By Jan Ragnar Hagland and Bruce Watson<p><i>London Archaeologist</i>, Vol.10:12 (2005)<p>Introduction: One of …

Glíma, the Martial Arts System used by the Vikings

Share this:<p>Viking warriors had the skills to survive against various forms of warfare and combat.<p>The reason for the Vikings fighting prowess is found …

Martial Arts

Grave of Axe-Wielding Viking Berserker Found in Denmark

David has a Master of Arts in English Literature from the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he specialized in the Anglo-Saxon period …

Archaeology

Grave Findings Could Solve a Viking Age Mystery

The Osberg funeral ceremony taking place in Vestfold in the year 834 AD. (Illustration: kulturarv.no) In the autumn of 834 AD, two elderly women were …

Archaeology

Viking traders spread comfy-to-ride horses around the world, DNA suggests

Ancient DNA reveals ambling horses, comfortable to ride over rough roads, first appeared in medieval England, and were spread worldwide by Vikings<p>The Vikings might have been fearsome, bearded and hardy but it seems that when it came to horses, they liked to travel in comfort.<p>Research has revealed …

Here's exactly what the A-10 does, and why the Air Force would be crazy to retire it

The report, thoroughly researched and evaluated, gives a clear answer — definitely not.<p>Even with the looming adoption of the all important F-35, the report finds that retiring the A-10 would leave significant capability gaps behind, and that the Air Force currently has concrete plans to bridge …

Military

New Viking graves discovered in Denmark

A new archaeological excavation in Denmark reveals the remains of graves and buildings that span the Stone Age, Bronze Age, the Vikings, and right up …

Archaeology

Viking Burials Included Board Games

Board games may be having a moment, but it’s probably safe to say that we’ve never loved Parcheesi or Monopoly like the Vikings loved their games. A …

Gymnastics

Buried for One Thousand Years: The Eerie Graveyard of the Vikings

Lindholm Hoje is an ancient graveyard of the Vikings that had been lost for one thousand years, buried beneath thousands of tons of sand. As many as …

Viking Graves In Ribe Pose An Ancient Mystery

Share this:<p><b>MessageToEagle.com</b> – <b>Ribe</b> in Denmark is the first and oldest city in Scandinavia. During the Viking Age, Ribe became a place of great …

Archaeology

Examination of 1,000-Year-Old Viking ‘Death House’ Reveals Elite Burial with Stunning Artifacts

A team of researchers have examined a rare Viking tomb known as a ‘death house’, revealing an elite burial containing the remains of two noblemen and …

Viking Shield: Construction of the Round Shield Used by Vikings

The <b>board</b> of a shield was flat. It consisted of seven to eight planks, which were 8 to 10mm thick in the center and 5 to 6mm thick towards the edges. …

Religious tattoos on female mummy suggest women had an important spiritual function

The tattoos represent wadjet eyes, lotus flowers, monkeys and cows.<p>Mysterious tattoos on a 3,000-year-old female mummy have triggered new …

Hidden codex may reveal secrets of life in Mexico before Spanish conquest

Hi-tech imaging has revealed exceptionally rare manuscript overlaid by 16th-century deerhide document held at Oxford University<p>One of the rarest manuscripts in the world has been revealed hidden beneath the pages of an equally rare but later Mexican codex, thanks to hi-tech imaging techniques.<p>The …

A Guide to Ancient Magic

Call it a happy accident: When a group of Serbian archaeologists recently uncovered a cache of 2,000-year-old skeletons, they unearthed a set of …

Ancient History