Trove of Gold Artifacts From Pre-Viking Era Unearthed by Amateur Treasure Hunter

To see more Viking articles, click here. BY ANABELLE DOLINER  Call it beginner’s luck, but Ole Ginnerup Schytz is going to have a hard time topping his first-ever metal detector find. Within a few hours of trying out his brand-new metal detector, the Denmark-based amateur treasure hunter stumbled upon a trove of Iron Age jewelry. TheContinue reading “Trove of Gold Artifacts From Pre-Viking Era Unearthed by Amateur Treasure Hunter”

Viking Age Iceland: Ewes and Dairy

This is Part 28 of our ongoing series about Viking Age Iceland. For centuries, this island country, unique in Medieval Europe, operated with no king, no great lords, no foreign policy, and no defense forces but which developed legal and judicial systems to limit the violence of bloodfeud and protect the rights of freemen. Far out in the North Atlantic, Iceland was where theContinue reading “Viking Age Iceland: Ewes and Dairy”

Viking Age Iceland: Provisions, Subsistence Strategies and Population

This is Part 27 of our ongoing series about Viking Age Iceland. For centuries, this island country, unique in Medieval Europe, operated with no king, no great lords, no foreign policy, and no defense forces but which developed legal and judicial systems to limit the violence of bloodfeud and protect the rights of freemen. Far out in the North Atlantic, Iceland was where theContinue reading “Viking Age Iceland: Provisions, Subsistence Strategies and Population”

Norway To Open School For Vikings In Seljord, Telemark

To see more Viking articles, click here. Ever wanted to become a Viking, raid, explore, and loot everything from the distant lands where you and your crew could set ashore? Well, now this can be possible in a certain way. If you planned to learn more about the Vikings, then Norway is definitely the right place. A NorwegianContinue reading “Norway To Open School For Vikings In Seljord, Telemark”

Viking Age Iceland: An Inward-looking Farming Society

This is Part 26 of our ongoing series about Viking Age Iceland. For centuries, this island country, unique in Medieval Europe, operated with no king, no great lords, no foreign policy, and no defense forces but which developed legal and judicial systems to limit the violence of bloodfeud and protect the rights of freemen. Far out in the North Atlantic, Iceland was where theContinue reading “Viking Age Iceland: An Inward-looking Farming Society”