Eighteenth-Century Artifacts Uncovered in Michigan

To see more Viking articles, click here. MACKINAW CITY, MICHIGAN—UpNorthLive reports that excavators working at Mackinac State Historic Parks have uncovered a heart-shaped ring, a sleeve button made of glass or crystal, a gunflint, a plain pewter button, a plain brass button, and part of a bone knife handle at the site of a house atContinue reading “Eighteenth-Century Artifacts Uncovered in Michigan”

Amateur metal detectorist finds astonishing Bronze Age haul in Scotland

To see more Viking articles, click here. Written by Amy Woodyatt, CNN Aamateur metal detectorist has uncovered a haul of Bronze Age objects in a Scottish field, in what experts are calling a “nationally significant” discovery. The hoard, which dates from 1,000-900 BC and includes a complete horse harness and sword, was found by Mariusz Stepien as he searchedContinue reading “Amateur metal detectorist finds astonishing Bronze Age haul in Scotland”

Archaeologists unearth Viking neighborhood in Istanbul

To see more Viking articles, click here. Archaeologists looking for traces of the Vikings in Istanbul have discovered a Viking neighborhood in the ancient city of Bathonea near Lake Küçükçekmece, officials told daily Milliyet. “Vikings lived in Istanbul between the eighth and the 11th centuries in different periods. We have found their exact settlement area to be between theContinue reading “Archaeologists unearth Viking neighborhood in Istanbul”

Gold Viking ring unexpectedly found in stash of ‘cheap jewelry’ from online auction

To see more Viking articles, click here. By Tom Metcalfe  The ring likely belonged to a powerful Viking chief. A large, gold Viking ring crafted from twisted metal strands turned up in a very unexpected place: a heap of cheap jewelry a woman in Norway purchased at an online auction. Archaeologists think the ring may beContinue reading “Gold Viking ring unexpectedly found in stash of ‘cheap jewelry’ from online auction”

Long-Lost Burial Site of Harald Bluetooth, Legendary Christian King of Vikings, Found in Polish Village

To see more Viking articles, click here. By  Clare Fitzgerald The burial site for the Viking king whose name inspired that of modern Bluetooth wireless technology has likely been uncovered in the Polish village of Wiejkowo, potentially putting to bed a centuries-old mystery. Harald “Bluetooth” Gormsson ruled over Denmark and Norway during the 10th century.Continue reading “Long-Lost Burial Site of Harald Bluetooth, Legendary Christian King of Vikings, Found in Polish Village”