1000-YEAR-OLD VIKING AGE TREASURE HOARD UNCOVERED IN STOCKHOLM

To see more Viking articles, click here. Archaeologists from Arkeologerna have uncovered a 1000-year-old Viking Age treasure hoard in Täby, Stockholm. The discovery was made during excavations of a Viking settlement where the researchers found the remains of 20 houses and structures that date from AD 400, continuing into the Viking Age (AD 800-1050) andContinue reading “1000-YEAR-OLD VIKING AGE TREASURE HOARD UNCOVERED IN STOCKHOLM”

Viking Age Iceland: Arnkel’s Quest for Wealth and Power

This 71 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 the famousContinue reading “Viking Age Iceland: Arnkel’s Quest for Wealth and Power

Ancient Viking slab warned of ‘ominous’ climate catastrophe

To see more Viking articles, click here. By SEAN MARTIN PUBLISHED: 14:38, Mon, Mar 16, 2020 AN ANCIENT Viking slab spoke of an impending climate catastrophe and how there would be a battle between “warmth and cold and life and death.” The Rok Stone, a Viking runestone erected in the ninth century in central Sweden, has provedContinue reading “Ancient Viking slab warned of ‘ominous’ climate catastrophe”

Viking Age Iceland: The Location of Eyrbyggia saga

This 70 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 the famousContinue reading “Viking Age Iceland: The Location of Eyrbyggia saga

Vikings may not have been blonde, or Scandinavian

To see more Viking articles, click here. Researchers sequenced the DNA from more than 400 Viking remains including from this female skeleton named Kata discovered in a Viking burial site in Varnhem, Sweden.(Image: © Västergötlands Museum) By Yasemin Saplakoglu The research “debunks the modern image of Vikings.” Those ferocious seafaring warriors that explored, raided and tradedContinue reading “Vikings may not have been blonde, or Scandinavian”