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”

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”

Vikings under the microscope: what can science tell us about Viking life?

To see more Viking articles, click here. Advances in science have transformed our understanding of the Viking Age. Cat Jarman reveals how techniques such as high-resolution imaging, DNA studies and isotope analysis have given us new insights into six areas of Viking life – from the genetic make-up of their armies to the secrets ofContinue reading “Vikings under the microscope: what can science tell us about Viking life?”

5 key Viking discoveries in Britain – and what they reveal about how the Vikings really lived

To see more Viking articles, click here. With their fearsome appearance and even fiercer reputations, it’s easy to see why the Vikings have intrigued the British public and academic world over the years. In recent years, the popularity of series such as Michael Hirst’s TV drama Vikings has propelled these sea-faring Scandinavians even further to the forefront ofContinue reading “5 key Viking discoveries in Britain – and what they reveal about how the Vikings really lived”

A Viking Archaeologist Shares 6 of the Most Fascinating Finds From a Slew of Recent Discoveries Made in Melting Ice

To see more Viking articles, click here. By Sarah Cascone Archaeologist Lars Pilø shares how Vikings would have used some of the recently discovered artifacts. Global warming has unlocked hundreds of Viking artifacts from the ice of the Norwegian mountains in recent years. In November, archaeologists from the Secret of the Ice project, part of Norway’s Glacier Archaeology Program, discovered 68 arrowsContinue reading “A Viking Archaeologist Shares 6 of the Most Fascinating Finds From a Slew of Recent Discoveries Made in Melting Ice”