Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-18 16:12
In an article for New Scientist, researchers disclose that the female remains buried with the last Viking king were not those of his mother as previously believed, but in reality, his daughter-in-law.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-17 07:57
Researcher Nancy Marie Brown of Penn State University writes about archaeological research being done in Iceland. The team is hoping to demonstrate concrete evidence for the Viking sagas.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-09-13 09:22
Jörmundur Ingi provides this page of translations, which attempts to correlate the ancient Pagan and Norse holidays and feasts to the Christian holidays and feasts which were adapted from them. The site is a work in progress, with translations ongoing.
Thanks to Atenveldt's Jenny Tavernier for the link. —Ed.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-09 12:25
Submitted by Zabava on Thu, 2005-09-08 16:01
While playing in their yard, three five-year-old boys from northern Norway found a silver buckle and a necklace with a dragon motif that have surprised many archaeologists. The pieces are identified as Viking jewelry and date back to 800-900 CE.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-09-05 15:17
A team of archaeologists has begun excavations around the cathedral church in Turku, once the capital of Finland. The original church was built there in 1300.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-08-30 14:10
Micel Folcland is the Wisconsin-Indiana-Illinois branch of Regia Anglorum, an organization that recreates British history from 290 to 1066 CE. The main focus is Viking, Anglo-Saxon and Norman cultures, but others found in the British Isles during the appropriate time period are acceptable as well.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-30 08:51
Ship builder Robert McDonald has entered the record books by constructing a 15-meter Viking longboat of 15 million ice cream sticks. The ship, which took two years to build, was launched in Amsterdam harbor.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-08-24 09:21
Director Sturla Gunnarsson will be attending the world premiere of Beowulf & Grendel, the latest film based on the Anglo-Saxon saga, at the Toronto Film Festival September 8-17, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-08-18 07:58
The remains of a young man, believed to have died of a spear wound in the 10th century, were discovered recently at Golden Lane in the city of Dublin, Ireland.
Submitted by Rosanore of Redthorn on Wed, 2005-08-17 13:04
Robert McDonald, former Hollywood stuntman, has built a replica of a Viking longship from 15 million ice cream sticks.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2005-07-23 08:29
Efforts to remove several large rocks from a construction site in Kopavogur, Iceland, have led to strange happenings, leading residents to believe that the elves who live in the rocks don't want their homes destroyed.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-07-08 21:47
The Skidbladner, a 26 meter replica of a Viking longship, abandoned after a failed attempt to sail to North America, will find a new home on Unst, the most nothernly of Scotland's Shetland Islands.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2005-06-25 10:52
Burnt Village Wares is a merchant source for all things Norse -- swords, knives, axes, spears, throwing knives & axes, chain mail, jewelry, handcrafted items, drinking horns.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-06-22 16:02
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a nearly 1,000-year-old church in Skien, Norway, the country's oldest found to date. The discovery may prove that Christian conversions occured earlier than expected.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-19 14:50
New research shows that Viking raiders were armed by German weaponsmiths who sold their wares to the 9th century Norse.
Submitted by GiovannaL on Fri, 2005-06-17 08:47
Unto the members of the Knowne Worlde, the Incipient Shire of Ma’ale Giborim extends an invitation to All and Sundry to a most unique event; a ten-day trip to the Holy Land of Israel, whereupon you will visit ruins, excavations, sites and buildings spanning a Biblical to Ottoman timeline.
Shop in the Arab Shuk in the Old City of Jerusalem, visit the ancient monasteries scattered throughout the north and west, enjoy horseback riding near the Horns of Hittim and partake in a feast in a Crusader castle. Wade in the healing waters of the Dead Sea, swim in the Sea of Galilee and stroll along the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. To see a more complete itinerary, and our Shire FAQ (which addresses concerns about travel to Israel), please go to www.sca-israel.org
Deadline for reservations: March 1, 2006.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2005-06-09 18:25
Stuart W. Mirsky has written an historical novel about the Norse in North America circa AD 1050 (after Leif Eiriksson is believed to have traveled here).
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-04 14:35
Last February several longboats full of intrepid Vikings sailed up the River Ouse to claim the City of York.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-29 07:51
Did the Vikings drive natives from the isles? New evidence suggests that Viking settlers to Scotland's islands may have waged a genocidal campaign against the native people.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-05-04 16:02
New evidence reveals that Viking housewives may not have been desperate at all, but may have traveled to new settlements with their husbands.
Submitted by Aoife on Mon, 2005-04-25 09:10
Archaeological examinations of naturally-preserved bodies retrieved from bogs provide valuable insights into the daily lives and cultural values of ancient civilizations. Dame Aoife takes us on a tour in this week's installment of Aoife's Links.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-04-14 16:34
The Norsa and the Vikings-na reenactors are sponsoring a training session in June that will be open to all, veterans and newcomers alike, to learn about Viking Age re-enactment.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-04-12 11:20
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-04-08 17:30
The Midgard Historical Center in Vestfold County, Norway, is seeking a few good Vikings to interact with visitors and create an authentic atmosphere.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-03 11:41
Would you have been a good Viking? Test your skills in an online game from the BBC.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-03-30 11:36
Brigid's Forge is a silversmith merchant featuring Celtic, Norse, and Pagan themed jewelry and accessories. Located in the state of Mississippi, this is a family business founded in 1991.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-03-27 16:58
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 16:24
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 20:55
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.