1001 CE to 1100 CE
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-03-31 14:11
Dr Britt Baillie, from the University of Cambridge, believes that 54 skeletons discovered in 2009 at Ridgeway Hill in England were Viking mercenaries from the time of Aethelred the Unready. All remains were found beheaded "in an unusual fashion from the front."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-03-24 18:18
Dublin's Viking past is everywhere in the city, from the Viking exhibition Dublinia to excavations at Dublin City Council headquarters. Join Catherine Le Nevez of Lonely Planet for a look at the city's Norse heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-03-18 17:50
Maureen Jones has found a treasure. The metal detector enthusiast discovered a hammered silver coin dating to the time of William the Conqueror while searching a Gloucester field in November 2011. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-03-07 16:59
Experts are baffled by the appearance of more than 200 rare, medieval Jewish manuscripts found in Afghanistan, proving the existence of a Jewish population in the country during the Middle Ages. The mystery? No one seems clear on how or where the documents were found.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-03-04 12:26
National Geographic's website offers a slideshow of artifacts discovered recently in eastern Europe. Among them are the remains from a grave in Poland dubbed the "Young Warrior."
Submitted by Mathilda on Fri, 2012-03-02 09:57
"Dragons of the North: The World of Viking Longships" is the title of a presentation being given at the Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio on March 16 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-01-27 13:09
The Eumathios Philokales project, which focuses on Byzantine monuments, has announced that excavations at two churches have revealed earlier religious buildings dating to the 7th and 11th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-01-24 08:00
The website Bibliotheca Augustana offers a scrollable rendition of the complete Bayeux Tapestry from end to end - and in Latin!
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-01-09 15:57
A paper by Patricia L. Crown, of the Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, and W. Jeffrey Hurst, of The Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition, published on the PNAS website, explores the evidence of the use of cacao in the 11th and 12th centuries in the American Southwest.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-12-31 14:23
A recent report in Urðarbrunnur, the journal of the science association at Laugar in the rural district Þingeyjarsveit, Iceland, suggests that remains found in a large hole in the turf wall in Þegjandadalur, Iceland show the practice of ritual sacrifice in the time before the country converted to Christianity.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-12-06 18:10
Archaeologists are working on the excavation of the 11th century church at Banganarti, in the Sudan. Live Science has created a slideshow of some of the finds during the excavation, and provides a 3-D view of the church. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-11-29 06:50
Everyone knows that the First Crusade began with a call from Pope Urban II to free Jerusalem from the Muslims. That is, everyone but British historian Peter Frankopan, whose new book, The First Crusade: the Call from the East, offers a different explanation.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-27 16:09
Battle Abbey and its surrounds, the traditional site of the Battle of Hastings between King Harold and William the Conqueror, may not be the actual site of the battle, according to a new book by Nick Austin, Secrets Of The Norman Invasion.
Submitted by vikingleather on Tue, 2011-11-22 00:49
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Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-10-31 19:33
For a mere UK£30,000, interested parties can purchase a two acre site in Driffield, England containing Moot Hill, where archaeologists believe an 11th century motte and bailey castle may have stood.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-30 21:24
In his 2007 dissertation for the University of Nottingham, Norman and Anglo-Norman Participation in the Iberian Reconquista c.1018 – c.1248, Lucas Villegas-Aristizabal considers the contribution of the Normans, especially Crusaders, in the Christianizing of the Iberian Peninsula.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-09-22 10:18
Dan Carlsson of the Fröjel Discovery Programme has posted an album of Viking artifacts from the harbor and lands around Fröjel, Sweden including explantion of the objects and how they were made.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-09-20 17:21
A number of events in the modern world mark the anniversary of the invasion and sacking of Canterbury, England by Viking raiders in September 1011.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-08-22 14:03
Hundreds of narrow tunnels called "Erdstalls" can be found throughout the Bavarian region of Germany and Austria. While most experts agree that they are medieval, no one knows why they were built or how they were used. This has led to the Erstalls being called "Central Europe's last great mystery."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-08-15 06:23
A gold and sapphire ring found in Yorkshire, England, likely belonged to royalty or to someone else of very high rank. The ring would have belonged to an Anglo-Saxon or a Viking. The ring is very high quality, even compared to other treasure of its time.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-08-09 10:43
Long before grills and gold caps, Vikings used tooth decoration as a way to intimidate their enemies. Evidence can be seen in the intricate horizontal patterns filed into the teeth of Viking warriors found buried in Dorset.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-08-01 18:49
This will be a big year for the town of Bayeux in Normandy, France, when it celebrates the 1100th birthday of the French province of Normandy. The town's 25th annual Medieval Fair will take place July 1-3, 2011, and will celebrate all things Norman.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2011-07-26 10:22
A mass burial of Vikings in Dorset, England has revealed a pair of teeth with deep grooves deliberately filed into them. The indentation was probably cosmetic and may have shown status.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-05-30 06:48
Channel 4's Time Team recently carried out an archaeological project at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, England where it discovered the floor of what they believe is a medieval hall.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2011-05-24 15:37
Archaeologists are investigating a 12th century Norse shipbuilding site on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. So far they have found boat timbers, a stone dock, and part of a man-made canal.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-05-08 14:05
A recent blog entry for the BibliOdyssey website offers a close-up look at the amazing Visigothic Antiphonal, an 11th century church document packed with hymns, illuminations and circular calendars.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-05-07 11:18
Trondheim, once known as Bymarka, was the center of religious life in medieval Norway. Now the discovery of more than 500 charcoal pits in the area proves that the city was an industrial center as well.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-05-06 08:19
For the first time, the public will be able to look at the face of a Viking woman, complete with bonnet, whose skeleton was discovered 30 years ago at Coppergate in York, England. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-04-16 11:24
A short documentary, entitled The Vinland Mystery, looks at the search for the "only known Norse settlement in North America - Vinland the Good."
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2011-04-04 06:20
A recent immersion event in the Barony of Concordia of the Snows, East Kingdom, brought vividly to life the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf in a way seldom seen at SCA events.