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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-15 09:15
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 08:20
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 13:25
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 17:12
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 08:57
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 10:22
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 13:25
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 17:01
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 16:17
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 15:10
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 09:51
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 10:21
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 08:58
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 14:04
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 09:29
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 22:47
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 11:52
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 17:02
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 15:50
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 09:47
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land! June 13 - 22, 2006 Incipient Shire of Ma’ale Giborim Israel
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 19:25
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).