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.
Submitted by Aoife on Fri, 2003-12-12 15:27
Dame Aoife shares resources for Medieval Scandinavia, including some tasty Norse and Viking sites.