How a Viking king inspired one of our best-known modern technologies

To see more Viking articles, click here. A Swede and American tell the story of how they hatched the idea for the moniker ‘Bluetooth’ over beers. At the end of the 1990s, Sven Mattisson, a Swedish engineer working at telecom group Ericsson, and Jim Kardach, an American employed by Intel, were among those developing theContinue reading “How a Viking king inspired one of our best-known modern technologies”

Viking Prophecy: The Poem Völuspá of the Poetic Edda

To see more Viking articles, click here. by Irina Manea The Völuspá (Old Norse: Vǫluspá) is a medieval poem of the Poetic Edda that describes how the world might have come into shape and would end according to Norse mythology. The story of about 60 stanzas is told by a seeress or völva (Old Norse: vǫlva, also called spákona, foretelling woman) summoned by the god Odin, masterContinue reading “Viking Prophecy: The Poem Völuspá of the Poetic Edda”

MU archaeologists reveal oldest writing system among Slavs to be Germanic runes

To see more Viking articles, click here. By Gabriela Peringerová, eng Nick Orsillo A one-of-a-kind discovery has been made by archaeologists from Masaryk University. At the Lány-Břeclav site in the Czech Republic, they found an inscribed animal rib alongside pottery of the Prague type, associated with the Early Slavs. This unique find provides the earliestContinue reading “MU archaeologists reveal oldest writing system among Slavs to be Germanic runes”

Several Erotic Medieval Runic Inscriptions Found in Bergen

To see more Viking articles, click here. BY THORNEWS There have so far been found about 700 runic inscriptions dating back to the 14th century in the Bryggen area in Bergen, Western Norway. Several of the inscriptions have a short and erotic message carved into a flat stick of wood, showing that young men have notContinue reading “Several Erotic Medieval Runic Inscriptions Found in Bergen”

Georadar reveals 15 burial mounds and 32 Viking Age mysteries

To see more Viking articles, click here. by Frid Kvalpskarmo Hansen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology November 2019 found Arne Anderson Stamnes, an archaeologist at the NTNU University Museum, methodically wending his way back and forth across the fields just east of the campsite in Bodø municipality. Behind the four-wheeler he’s driving, he’s towing aContinue reading “Georadar reveals 15 burial mounds and 32 Viking Age mysteries”