Danevirke – The Great Viking Wall

To see more Viking articles, click here. The Danevirke is system of large defensive earthworks and walls that stretches across the neck of the Cimbrian peninsula in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The defences run for 30km (19 miles), starting at the Viking trading settlement of Hedeby near Schleswig on the Baltic Sea coast in the east, toContinue reading “Danevirke – The Great Viking Wall”

Secrets of Scotland’s Viking Age Hoard

To see more Viking articles, click here. A massive cache of Viking silver and Anglo-Saxon heirlooms reveals the complex political landscape of ninth-century Britain By JASON URBANUS Twenty-two pieces of silver bullion, including both raw ingots and flattened Viking arm rings, were discovered in the Galloway Hoard. Arm rings such as these, which are usuallyContinue reading Secrets of Scotland’s Viking Age Hoard

Melting Ice Has Uncovered Hundreds of Ancient Viking Artifacts and a Previously Unknown Trade Route in Norway

To see more Viking articles, click here. A trove of Viking artifacts have come to light thanks to a warming climate, proving that a mountain pass served as an important trade network. By Sarah Cascone A trove of about 800 Viking artifacts, some frozen in an icy mountain range in Norway for more than 1,000Continue reading “Melting Ice Has Uncovered Hundreds of Ancient Viking Artifacts and a Previously Unknown Trade Route in Norway”

Viking ship discovery: Historic dig to uncover longship starts in Norway

To see more Viking articles, click here. The Gjellestad Ship was discovered in 2018 using ground-penetrating radar By James Rogers | Fox News The first excavation of a Viking ship in 100 years is underway in Norway. In a statement, the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) explained that the Museum of Cultural History at the University ofContinue reading “Viking ship discovery: Historic dig to uncover longship starts in Norway”