Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-02-07 09:08
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 10:35
On April 22nd the Barony of Vinhold will be holding the 3rd and last Saint Torvaldr's Day Celebration. At the end of June, Torvaldr Torgarson will be moving out of the Kingdom of the West to Ohio and the Midrealm. We invite you all to come to Saint Torvaldr's Day and celebrate with him, and allow him the opportunity to say good bye to you all.
Submitted by Audrey Lucero on Wed, 2006-01-18 00:56
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 08:42
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 14:50
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 18:03
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 17:10
Predisposed towards battle axes, but never understood why? The answer may be in your genes.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-10 12:18
How did our ancestors keep track of time before clocks, wristwatches and cellphones? They used daymarks.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-02 21:42
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 09:05
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 11:52
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 Tue, 2005-11-15 23:39
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 08:20
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 18:13
The Leifur Eiríksson Foundation is offering scholarships to scholars from the United States interested in doing graduate-level research at universities in Iceland.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-15 08:15
You, too, can go a-Viking! DirectBoats.com is selling replica Viking longboats. "Great for theme parks and rental operations." And, they're on sale!
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-03 07:20
Lord Halv (Robert L. Schuster) has posted several albums of photos from the Battle of Hastings re-enactment held in Jefferson City, Missouri in September 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-01 12:25
The skeletal remains of an Iron Age woman have been discovered in an ancient grave site near Copenhagen, Denmark. Believed to be from the 5th century, the woman was buried with her jewelry.
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
The People's Barony of Bryn Madoc invites you to join us on September 30 - October 2, 2005 at A.H. Stephens State Park for Danelaw, Market Day at Jorvik!
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.