Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-03-27 17:58
A new study shows a colleration between "difficult social periods" discussed in Viking sagas and unusually cold weather patterns.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-26 17:24
Research on lenses discovered at a Viking archaeological dig on the island of Gotland provides evidence that the Norse may have had sophisticated navigational instruments as early as the 11th century.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-02-21 21:55
Norwegian archaeologists are excited by the discovery of what is probably the country's oldest church. Located in the city of Skien, the church is believed to have been built in the 11th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-19 15:37
A 1,000-year-old Viking boat, constructed from an oak log, has been given a place of prominence in the Yorkshire Museum's Jorvik Viking Festival holiday showcase.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2005-02-06 10:16
Archaeologists believe they have discovered a 10th Century Viking market in Cumbria, orginally thought to have been a burial ground.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2005-01-31 09:12
A living history group, the Ansteorran Longship Company, and their ship are featured in a documentary that will air on The History Channel in late February. Ironically, they are portraying not Vikings but Phoenicians.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-01-30 16:59
A new production Beowulf: Prince of the Geats, is planned to be shot in Norway with hopes of raising US$1 million for the American Cancer Society.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2005-01-29 11:53
Archaeologists from Denmark are investigating links Vikings and Irans on the shores the Caspian Sea in Iran.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-01-26 12:05
The Ansteorran Longship Company is a Texas-based group that celebrates and recreates Scandanavian culture and history, including Viking folklore and traditions. The group's members are largely drawn from the SCA's Barony of Bjornsborg. Each year the Company helps to host a large Viking Fest in Waco, Texas.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-01-23 14:58
The debate continues. Scott Wolter, a geologist and president of American Petrographic Services in St. Paul, Minnesota, believes that the markings on the famous Kensington Rune Stone date from 1700 or earlier.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-01-18 12:30
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-01-17 17:47
New York Times reporter Cori Ellison looks at the influence of the "Kalevala," Finland's national epic, on modern culture.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-01-15 13:18
Metal detector hobbyists in Cumbria, England may have found the country's "most important Viking burial site."
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2005-01-07 14:58
The Jelling Dragon is a purveyor of Roman, Viking and other medieval replicas, including swords and weapons, armor, jewelry, leathercraft, eating utensils, and clothing and accessories.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2005-01-07 14:48
Shrewwood sells uniquely carved items with an eye to the past in horn, antler, wood, leather, amber and bone. Designs are influenced by Celtic and Scandinavian Dark Age artifacts.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2005-01-07 13:44
Urweg specializes in Nordic-themed items, including jewelry, hairpieces, belts, pouches and bags, and drinking horns.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-01-04 10:21
The Council of British Archaeology has published Excavations at Deansway, a report documenting the excavations beneath a British shopping center that revealed the city's past from Roman times through the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-26 15:38
Eleven small, golden reliefs, called Gullgubber or golden old men, have been discoverd in eastern Norway. The objects date to the 7th century CE.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-12-22 17:20
The Jomsvikings, a Viking re-enactment group, recreates the fighting and lifestyle of 10th century Scandinavian warriors in the southern Baltic.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-12-21 00:25
The Battle of Brunanburh, fought in 937 c.e., saw the defeat of the Vikings by the Anglo-Saxons. Now researchers believe they can place the epic battle at Wirral in England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-19 09:01
A newly-translated Anglo-Saxon epic casts a whole new light on noble warriors. Enjoy!
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-12-13 21:20
A metal detector enthusiast has discovered a hoard of Viking-era jewelry near Huxley, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-12 17:02
Want to know all about Iceland, but don't have time to read a history book? Check out the cartoon version.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-12-10 15:08
An article on the Straight Dope website discusses the use of horns on Viking helmets and why they are depicted as such.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-12-03 15:27
Archaeologists have discovered the family home of a Viking woman they believe returned to Iceland after a trip to North America, where she had given birth to a child.
Submitted by Olyane on Wed, 2004-12-01 10:40
Mallas, a member of the Tuchux household, shares a description and photos of a new custom helm created for her by a SCAdian armour shop.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-11-23 16:07
The York Archaeological Trust highlights 150 artifacts from its collection of over 500,000 objects in the Treatures of York.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-11-12 09:29
The Viking textile classic, Woven into the Earth by Else Ostergaard, is now available in an English translation. Amazon.com has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-30 10:03
A virtually intact Viking village, which researchers call "Ireland's equivalent of Pompeii," discovered in Ireland recently may be left unexcavated.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-10-19 16:15
A new film version of Beowulf, filmed in Iceland, dresses its warriors in riveted chainmail.