Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-10 09:58
Archaeologists have found the remains of houses dating to the 14th century in the Espoo district of Mankby, Finland. The discovery has excited the archaeological community, since late medieval villages are a rare discovery in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-06-20 17:18
Canadian archaeologists are thrilled by the discovery of the remains of a medieval structure, which they believe may be Norse in origin, near Nunavut on southern Baffin Island. If true, this will be only the second Viking structure found in the New World.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-11 15:28
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-06-10 16:31
Marine archaeologists believe they have found the first Viking shipwreck ever discovered in Swedish waters. A rib from the ship was found recently in Lake Vänern, the country's largest lake, by the Swedish Coastguard. The rest of the vessel was covered by sediment.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-05-27 06:33
The Instructables website has a page on how to make a pair of Viking shoes. The 24-step tutorial includes a template in PDF format.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-05-18 09:10
The Outlander, a film released in January 2009, follows the wreck of an alien space craft in 8th century Norway, releasing a futuristic soldier and a bloodthirsty monster into the Viking world. The trailer is available on YouTube. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 15:31
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-10 15:52
Rainy weather, washing mud from a parking lot marker in Sweden, brought about a near "religious experience" for Stockholm County Museum runic expert Lars Andersson, who was able to identify marks on the stone as runes.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-09 06:35
Ray Hamaker has dreams of being a Viking. He shares them in a promotional video for the Granlibakken Resort in Lake Tahoe. The video is on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-05-06 09:31
Just when you think you've seen - or read - it all, comes this review by New York Times theater critic B Neil Genzlinger of Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, a new production by Jason Craig, at the Abrons Arts Center, accompanied by klezmer music.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-03 14:53
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-02 11:35
Law professor and legal history scholar Mark S. Weiner, who currently teaches at Rutgers School of Law-Newark, has received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach and undertake research at the University of Akureyri, Iceland. The fellowship will begin in the fall of 2009.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2009-04-26 18:22
A hobbyist with a metal detector discovered a thousand-year-old hoard of Viking-era silver on the Danish island of Funen.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-04-25 12:17
David Brown Book Company has announced that advance orders are being taken for Medieval Garments Reconstructed: Norse Clothing Patterns by Else Ostergard, Anna Norgard and Lilli Fransen, translated by Shelly Nordtorp-Madson.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-04-18 14:05
A new study, which appeared in the April 2009 issue of the journal Science of the Total Environment shows that air pollution from 1st and 2nd century Roman mining and metalworking operations has shown up in an Icelandic salt marsh.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-03-26 14:12
A three-day conference at Cambridge University may shake up traditional views of Vikings. The new study will show that, far from marauding barbarians, the Norse were "more cultured settlers who offered a 'good historical model' of immigrant assimilation."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-03-25 14:26
Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America, a 2007 film written and directed by Tony Stone, tells the story of two Norsemen stranded in North America in the year 1007 who are forced to survive by their wits.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-03-19 18:05
At the isolated (but close) Finon Lake Reservoir we will host Norse styled fighting events including the Holmganga and Balder's Blind Melee.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-03-19 14:01
Wondering what to do with that boulder in your garden? How about turning it into a runestone work of art? Kalle the Runecarver of Sweden shows off his large-scale work on his website.
Submitted by ianuk on Tue, 2009-03-17 07:08
One of the categories for the XXV Estrella War Arts and Sciences Competition was that of A Silver Based Entry. The winning entry was A 10th Century Viking Hoard entered by HE Ivan Petrovich, OL, KSCA; HE Ianuk Raventhourne, OL and Sir Steffan von Hessen, KSCA.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-27 08:54
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, an unpublished book by J.R.R. Tolkien, has been scheduled to be released in May 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-02-11 08:15
The results of the "largest study of ancient DNA from a single population ever undertaken" are in: Iceland was settled by men from Scandinavia and women from the coasts of Scotland and Ireland.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-15 08:09
"Buyer Beware" is an ages-old concept, one that was even true for Viking purchasers of "designer swords." Dr Alan Williams, an archaeometallurgist and consultant to the Wallace Collection, discusses the problems some Norseman encountered when commissioning new weapons.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-11 19:12
Two farmers digging in a muddy drainage channel were surprised to see the glint of gold recently and even more surprised to discover a 10th century CE gold Viking ring.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-09 15:06
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-12-17 08:19
Max Planck Institute scientists report that they have once again glimpsed echoes of a supernova chronicled in 1572 by Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. The event was bright enough to be visible during the day. (photos and video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-11 21:20
The Viking Society for Northern Research has digitized most of its back issues of publication beginning in 1895 and made them available for free on its wensite.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-11-28 18:23
Kubb, "a modern imitation of an old Viking game," is a combination of chess, horseshoes and bowling. It was also the focus of the October 26 Kubb 2008 Championship of the Carolinas in Salisbury, NC. Brent Johnson of the Salisbury Post was there to catch the action.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-11-24 12:36
Recent discoveries of Viking burial sites have led researchers to rethink previously-held beliefs about the lives of the Norse, especially in regard to their spiritual life.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-11-18 07:50
Scholars at Cambridge University feel that Vikings have gotten a bad rep, and they have set out to right it by way of a campaign "to recast them as 'new men' with an interest in grooming, fashion and poetry."