Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-15 11:45
Richard Boyd, a network engineer living in Heidelberg, Germany, reported on a recent Viking Moot which took place in Denmark where reenactors from eleven countries met to cross swords and compare notes. The article appeared in Stars and Stripes.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-08 18:57
Beocat, fearless feline of the Saxon north, takes on Grendel's dog, a Great Dane of course, in Grendel's Dog, from Beocat, a delightful poem by Henry Beard.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-07-27 13:03
It started as an idea and has grown into a legend. Alas, all good things come to an end. That's right, Oertha has a new prince and princess and as the summer wanes, it's time for "Who's Afraid of Beowulf 4!"
This will be the last installment of our saga. The great Hrafnafjordr Axe of Might has long carried the spirit of The Beast Grendel within it and has corrupted the shire's Champion. Now the call goes out to find a new hero, one who can defeat the old champion, now turned wicked, and lay waste to the spirit of Grendel himself, freeing the Shire from evil, once and for all....In addition to the championship tourney there will be contests aplenty to celebrate the Viking spirit in all of us including miniature Viking boat building (extra points for authenticity and if it is able to float and hold a small amount of weight), Viking booty call (fashion show) and a good old fashioned beserker contest. As the evening winds down, come over Byfrost to Valhalla, where we will feast with those who died in honorable combat against the monster that day. Bring your own spirits and a good voice to the Bardic fire. This is the LAST BEOWULF!! Be there or be...uh... square! Lord Gunnar's duties call him elsewhere and he has passed the torch on to other shire folk.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-07-18 14:07
Members of the Barony of Bjornsborg in San Antonio, Texas "sailed" into the Semmes Branch Library at Comanche Lookout Park on July 1, 2006. The local SCA group presented a demo for library patrons. Chuck McCollough of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2006-07-01 08:57
Over 1,000 horses and their owners have gathered in Reykjavik, Iceland to take part in the largest-ever Landsmót, or Icelandair Horse Festival, itself the largest gathering of Icelandair horses in the world.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-06-29 13:43
Pathfinder, a new Viking adventure saga starring Karl Urban of Doom fame, is scheduled for worldwide release September 8, 2006. The film speculates on the Norse place in North American history.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-23 14:32
The first session of the Icelandic Althing, often considered the world's first parliament, began on June 23, 930.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-06-04 19:09
Ben Tracy of Minneapolis' WCCO reports on the "secret code" contained in the famous Kensington Runestone. The stone, discovered 100 years ago near Alexandria, Minnesota, bears a carved inscription dating to 1362.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-05-05 08:19
Folo has posted photos from Micel Folcland's first independent event which took place recently in Vermillion County, Illinois. Micel Folcland is associated with Regia Anglorum, a living history group which re-creates British history.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-04-19 17:48
Robert L. Schuster, Lord Halv of the Kingdom of Calontir, is in the process of finalizing plans to construct a Viking longhouse. Norsa, a not-for-profit, Viking re-enactment group, is sponsoring the project.
Submitted by Lonergan Fionn ... on Sun, 2006-04-09 20:57
The Barony of Stromgard and the Village of Bjorgvin would like the invite you all to A Grand Thing. This will be a period event, focusing on Norse and Irish traditions of the Viking Era, with fighting, contests, games, and a grand feast! There will be a multi-weapons tournament, A Viking raiders tournament of ships, and a monastery raid where you get to keep all the booty you can escape with.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-03-27 14:28
A woman in Oslo, Norway was shocked recently to find beer streaming from her kitchen water faucet.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-03-16 12:10
On March 18, 2006, the Science Channel will broadcast The Blood of the Vikings, a cultural look at the Viking lifestyle along the northeast coast of England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-12 10:39
Archaeologists in Stockholm, Sweden are debating the best method to handle a 14th century ship discovered buried in the mud of a bay in central Stockholm. Parts of the ship may be too delicate to remove.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-03-09 19:16
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Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-02-07 10:08
700 years after it happened, the cause of death of Sweden's oldest human skeleten has been determined: he was murdered!
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-02-06 11:35
Submitted by Audrey Lucero on Wed, 2006-01-18 01:56
This web site offers differing (but all are fascinating) interpretations of the oft-debated Apron dress/Hangerock/Pinafore dress, and some interpretations of the mysterious outer caftan.
The site also exhibits some fantastic male garb and jewelry, including oval brooches and toiletry set, by Ottar Hraffnsson (Tobias Dawson of epicarts.net).
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-01-10 09:42
Scientists have analysed a over 500 skeletons and believe they have found evidence of teeth decoration, possibly used to indicate rank or prowess. Caroline Arcini of Sweden's National Heritage Board found the evidence only on male remains.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-01-06 15:50
IMAX theaters around the Uunited States are currently showing a new film entitled Vikings: A Journey to the New World.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-24 19:03
The National Maritime Museum in Sydney will feature an exhibition titled "Vikings" from November 30, 2005 until June 18 2006.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-23 18:10
Predisposed towards battle axes, but never understood why? The answer may be in your genes.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-10 13:18
How did our ancestors keep track of time before clocks, wristwatches and cellphones? They used daymarks.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-02 22:42
Two Icelandic coins dating from the 11th century were found at an archaeological excavation at Háls at Kárahnjúkar.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-11-29 10:05
Archaeologist Hildur Gestsdottir has dated nine skeletons which were excavated from an ancient Icelandic gravesite to before 1000 CE.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-16 12:52
English professor Peter Addyman has collected nearly 10,000 pairs of Viking shoes dating largely to the 8th century. The shoes are part of the amazing collection of artifacts found in York, England.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-16 00:39
A new translation of parts of "Pfeil und Bogen in Haithabu," an article covering archery during the Viking Age, has been produced by VikingsNA.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-11-08 09:20
The Medieval Centre in Denmark re-creates life in the 14th century village of Sundkøbing, complete with trebuchet and artillery demonstrations, a market and craftsmen.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-06 19:13
The Leifur Eiríksson Foundation is offering scholarships to scholars from the United States interested in doing graduate-level research at universities in Iceland.