Scandanavian

Deansway Research Report Documents City's History

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.

"Gullgubber" Discovered in Norway

Eleven small, golden reliefs, called Gullgubber or golden old men, have been discoverd in eastern Norway. The objects date to the 7th century CE.

Vikings Being... Vikings!

The Jomsvikings, a Viking re-enactment group, recreates the fighting and lifestyle of 10th century Scandinavian warriors in the southern Baltic.

Wirral May be Site of Historic 10th Century Battle

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.

That Cwazy Beowabbit!

A newly-translated Anglo-Saxon epic casts a whole new light on noble warriors. Enjoy!

Chester Chronicle: Viking Treasure Discovered in Yorkshire, England

A metal detector enthusiast has discovered a hoard of Viking-era jewelry near Huxley, England.

"A Condensed History of Iceland"

Want to know all about Iceland, but don't have time to read a history book? Check out the cartoon version.

Straight Dope: Did Vikings Have Horns?

An article on the Straight Dope website discusses the use of horns on Viking helmets and why they are depicted as such.

Smithsonian: First European Child in North America Born to a Viking?

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.

Sharing pics of a new custom-designed helm

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.

"Treasures of York" Spotlights Gems of Collection

The York Archaeological Trust highlights 150 artifacts from its collection of over 500,000 objects in the Treatures of York.

"Woven into the Earth" Now Available in English

The Viking textile classic, Woven into the Earth by Else Ostergaard, is now available in an English translation. Amazon.com has a review.

Discovery Channel: Viking "Pompeii" to be Left Unexplored?

A virtually intact Viking village, which researchers call "Ireland's equivalent of Pompeii," discovered in Ireland recently may be left unexcavated.

Beowulf & Grendel

A new film version of Beowulf, filmed in Iceland, dresses its warriors in riveted chainmail.

Independent: Norse Hit the Slopes in Greenland

Researchers, working on an 85cm-long piece of wood found near the town of Nanortalik, Greenland in 1997, now believe that it was a ski.

Viking Longship for Sale

Viking raiders wishing to upgrade their transportation might want to consider the Fyrdraca, a reconstructed longship based on the Ralsweig/Rügen II Viking longship wreck found off the island of Rügen, Germany in the Baltic Sea.

Vikings and Viking Ship Activities (Activites for Children and Children's officers)

A List of activity ideas, links, and reading suggestions for children's activities surrounding a central theme of Vikings and Viking ships. Make a paper ship! Chart a map to unknown territories! Learn Naalbinding! Visit the Digital Norseman! But mostly, have fun with this fascinating culture.

Toronto Star: Vicious Vikings or Suburbanites?

Were Vikings really the vicious fighters in "fur skirts" we've been led to believe, or were they really just quiche-eating pussycats?

14th Century Norwegian Shipwreck Well Preserved

The remains of a 14th century ship, discovered 50 years ago in the Skien River of Norway, are the focus of a new archaeological study.

Real Viking II

Leap back 1000 years to the time the Vikings dominated northern Europe by attending Real Viking II. A unique Arts and Sciences Event of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., Real Viking II might best be described as a Living History Schola.

Viking Burial Site Found in England

Archaeologists have located the burial site of six Vikings who died around the beginning of the 10th century CE.

Discovery Channel: Wooden Carving Linked to Viking "Seahenge"

A wooden carving of the Viking god Odin has been linked to England Neolithic monument Seahenge, which consists of a giant, overturned tree stump surrounded by wooden timbers.

Viking Gold Arm Ring Found

What is believed to be the biggest gold Viking arm ring ever found, has been discovered among the possessions of a recently deceased local man.

Garnet and Gold Treasure Found by Metal Detector

31-year-old Paul Devenyi used a metal detector to find a treasure recently in Leicestershire when the hobbyist unearthed a beautiful gold and garnet pendant.

Ireland On-Line: Viking find in Ireland ''extremely significant''

Archaeologists have uncovered the grave of a woman who died around 900AD and was buried (near what is now north Dublin) with a collection of artifacts, including a stunning oval brooch from Scandinavia.

Viking vessel ready to raid Dublin

A replica Viking ship, based on a 9th century ship constructed in Dublin, is in the final stages of preparation at the Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde in Norway.

Medieval Graves found in Oslo Old City

A Statsbygg (Directorate of Public Construction and Property) project to improve drainage around old Olavskirken (Olav's Church) led to a shallow ditch being dug along one wall, leading to the discovery of approximately 44 skeltons.

Preserving Viking Site in Ireland

Calls have been made for an interpretive centre to be built near the site of a rural Viking settlement at Woodstown in Ireland.

This is Lincolnshire: Viking Braids to be Preserved and Tested

1,500-year-old braids from a Viking archaeological dig in Russia have found their way into the hands of research assistants at the University of Lincoln.

Did Vikings Need Viagra? (PG-13)

A new study shows that Viking men had the same performance concerns as their modern brothers.