Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-19 09:01
A newly-translated Anglo-Saxon epic casts a whole new light on noble warriors. Enjoy!
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-12-13 21:20
A metal detector enthusiast has discovered a hoard of Viking-era jewelry near Huxley, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-12 17:02
Want to know all about Iceland, but don't have time to read a history book? Check out the cartoon version.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-12-10 15:08
An article on the Straight Dope website discusses the use of horns on Viking helmets and why they are depicted as such.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-12-03 15:27
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.
Submitted by Olyane on Wed, 2004-12-01 10:40
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-11-23 16:07
The York Archaeological Trust highlights 150 artifacts from its collection of over 500,000 objects in the Treatures of York.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-11-12 09:29
The Viking textile classic, Woven into the Earth by Else Ostergaard, is now available in an English translation. Amazon.com has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-30 10:03
A virtually intact Viking village, which researchers call "Ireland's equivalent of Pompeii," discovered in Ireland recently may be left unexcavated.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-10-19 16:15
A new film version of Beowulf, filmed in Iceland, dresses its warriors in riveted chainmail.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-10-18 18:01
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-09 11:30
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2004-10-03 11:34
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.
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Fri, 2004-09-24 14:27
Were Vikings really the vicious fighters in "fur skirts" we've been led to believe, or were they really just quiche-eating pussycats?
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-09-16 18:30
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-09-16 15:02
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.
Submitted by Donovan on Tue, 2004-09-07 21:43
Archaeologists have located the burial site of six Vikings who died around the beginning of the 10th century CE.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-09-06 18:12
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.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2004-09-03 11:22
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.
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Wed, 2004-09-01 13:08
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.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2004-08-30 13:23
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.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2004-08-29 12:50
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.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2004-08-27 12:39
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.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2004-08-23 17:06
Calls have been made for an interpretive centre to be built near the site of a rural Viking settlement at Woodstown in Ireland.
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Sat, 2004-08-14 10:15
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.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2004-07-29 21:23
A new study shows that Viking men had the same performance concerns as their modern brothers.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2004-07-28 16:10
Visitors to the Cleethorpes Showground got to experience Viking life up close and personal when Regia Anglorum presented a Viking re-enactment weekend.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2004-07-05 10:18
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.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2004-06-29 12:58
"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.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2004-06-28 09:15
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.