The Viking Hoard

By Speesh | Stories about the Viking period

Æthelflæd: The woman who crushed the Vikings

Janina Ramirez reveals how Æthelflæd – wife, mother, diplomat and, above all, warrior-queen – left an indelible mark on Anglo-Saxon England in the …

History

1,000-year-old Viking warrior found with weapons of war

Revealed: VIP Viking warrior found buried on the Scottish coast with a wealth of tools could be a WOMAN<p>The grave is the first intact Viking boat …

Archaeology

Globetrotting Vikings: The Quest for Constantinople

The epic voyages of the Vikings to the British Isles, Iceland, North America and points west tend to obscure the fact that the Scandinavian warriors …

World History

Tolkien and the Viking Heritage

<b>Tolkien and the Viking Heritage</b><p>By Sophie Hinger<p>Master’s Thesis, University of Vienna, 2014<p><b>Abstract</b>: This thesis analyses different aspects of Vikings …

Literature

Hedeby

Hedeby is the Southernmost Nordic town, and played an important role as a key trading center in the viking age. It is at the crossroads of the Slien …

Baltic Sea

Vikings versus Iron Age: Who made the best swords?

One day in the seventh century, a well to do man was buried according to custom.<p>The family carried his dead body up to the gravesite, they dug a hole …

Archaeology

The truth about Viking berserkers

Symbolising uncontrollable rage and bloodlust, Viking berserkers were fierce warriors said to have fought in a trance-like fury. But did such people …

Ancient History

6 Things We Owe to the Vikings

Advances in Shipbuilding and NavigationThe Viking Ship Oseberg, Viking Ship Museum. (Credit: Mark Harris/Getty Images)Perhaps the most striking of …

Archaeology

Why Can’t We Figure Out How the Vikings Crossed the Atlantic?

Crystals might have helped them navigate—or maybe not.<p>Here is what we know: In the 10th century, some Vikings piled into boats and shoved off the …

Archaeology

Viking Place Names

In this section<p>Evidence of the Vikings can be found all around us...<p>…from the ruins of houses, to precious objects and even skeletons of Viking men …

Archaeology

Hoard of Viking silver brings English King out of obscurity.

A ‘significant’ treasure trove of 186 Viking coins, ingots and jewelry was uncovered by amateur treasure-hunter James Mather, in a farmer’s field …

How much do you know about Danish vikings?

No matter where you go in Denmark, you are never far from ancient Norse history.<br>The Viking age started in 793 and lasted until 1066.The Vikings come …

Scandinavia

Uncovering the Galloway Viking Hoard, layer by layer

A bird brooch from the Galloway Hoard. ®National Museums Scotland<p>Hold on to your Viking helmet; you’re about to dig, layer by layer, into one of the …

Viking Age Greenland

Greenland was drawn into the Viking Age and settled by Norse Vikings in the late 980s CE, their presence there lasting into the 15th century CE. …

Coin Hoard Discovered in Germany

BERLIN, GERMANY—<i>The Guardian</i> reports that metal detectorists investigating Germany’s Rügen Island helped archaeologists to discover a trove of silver …

Archaeology

Viking Boat Burial Reveals its Secrets

Originally unearthed in 2011, the site in Swordle Bay, Scotland, was the first undisturbed Viking boat burial found on the UK mainland. After six …

Archaeology

Viking Age treasures connected to legendary Danish king found on German island

Archaeologists have made an extraordinary discovery on the island of Rügen: they have recovered coins and jewellery which date back to the reign of …

Archaeology

Arkæologer har gjort et usædvanligt fund af mønter fra Harald Blåtands tid

Arkæologer har gjort et usædvanligt fund på en mark på Tysklands største ø, Rügen, i Østersøen.Her er der fundet halskæder, armbånd, perler, en Thors …

Another site in Newfoundland connected to early Viking explorers

Viking Voyages by Mette Friis-Mikkelsen

Subscribe to Thinglink Content<p>Once a month we will send 10 best examples of similar interactive media content that has been hand-picked by ThingLink …

Why Did Greenland’s Vikings Vanish?

On the grassy slope of a fjord near the southernmost tip of Greenland stand the ruins of a church built by Viking settlers more than a century before …

Archaeology

How Human Error Led the Vikings to Canada

Viking navigators guided by mysterious crystal "sunstones" may have accidentally sailed on to the mainland of North America while looking for …

10 “Vikings” Characters and Their Historical Counterparts

Vikings is a historical drama TV series on the History Channel. The story follows the legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok and his family as …

Ancient History

Did Vikings Use Crystals to Rule the Seas?

Long celebrated as master shipbuilders and seafarers, the Vikings ruled the waters of the North Atlantic from 900 to 1200 A.D., regularly sailing …

Archaeology

Polite trading with early Vikings? Scandinavian trade 'triggered' the Viking Age

Archaeologists suggest that the dawn of the Viking Age may have been much earlier -- and less violent -- than previously believed. The new study …

Bjorn Ironside: Viking Trickster and Founder of a House of Swedish Royalty

Bjorn Ironside was a famous Viking leader who legends say ruled Sweden as the first king from the House of Munsö. He lived during the 9th century AD …

Viking Village With ‘Graffiti’ Found in Dublin

Archaeologists in Dublin have discovered an 11th-century Viking village, along with several other artifacts from the Norse seafarers who famously …

Archaeology

Was Linen or Textile Used for Viking Shields? New Perspectives on Round Shield Constructions

Rolf is the founder of the Society for Combat Archaeology (SoCA). He holds an MA degree in Maritime Archaeology from the University of Southampton …

1,000-Year-Old Cod Proves Vikings Really Were Long Distance Sailors

A new study uses the bones of the preserved fish to confirm the Vikings' ancient trade routes.<p>Scientists in Norway have taken advantage of preserved …

Archaeology