Scandanavian

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.

Regia Anglorum Draws Crowds for Viking Spectacular

Visitors to the Cleethorpes Showground got to experience Viking life up close and personal when Regia Anglorum presented a Viking re-enactment weekend.

"Northmen" to Invade Movie Screens

The wave of movies with medieval themes continues with announcement of the release of Renny Harlin's The Northmen, a history of those nefarious seafarers.

Rabbits Threaten Viking Site

"What? Behind the rabbit?" "It is the rabbit! It's got nasty, sharp, pointy teeth!" A two-acre site in South Uist (Scotland) that once contained a Viking village is threatened by destructive rabbits.

Gentle Side of Vikings

According to this report in Buxton Today, the common image of Vikings as marauding raiders overlooks their many contributions to the gentler arts and sciences.

Vikings & Sagas & Castles, Oh My!

Dame Aoife shares resources for Medieval Scandinavia, including some tasty Norse and Viking sites.

Viking Research Links Available

This week, Aoife shares her annotated list of Viking links.