Norway excavates a Viking longship fit for a king

By Laurence PeterBBC News Pyramids, castles, palaces: symbols of power and status have taken many forms down the ages, and for the Vikings what really counted was the longship. This month Norwegian archaeologists hope to complete their excavation of a rare, buried longship at Gjellestad, an ancient site south-east of Oslo. It is the firstContinue reading “Norway excavates a Viking longship fit for a king”

Gods Of Iceland: Hel, The Goth Loner Half-Zombie Queen

To see more Viking articles, click here.  By Hannah Jane Cohen, published in Reykjavik Grapevine on Nov 19, 2020. Superpowers: Owns a hellish underworld.Weaknesses: Susceptible to sulking. Very few friends. Half-zombie.Modern Analogue: Weird loner goth kid who becomes a dictator and punishes preps. Get on your knees, mortals, for now, it is time to talk about Hel,Continue reading “Gods Of Iceland: Hel, The Goth Loner Half-Zombie Queen”

Elaborate Viking ship burial may have held a king or queen

To see more Viking articles, click here. By Stephanie Pappas – Live Science Contributor  It doesn’t look like much now — just a series of well-organized nails and a few fragments of rotted wood — but a Viking ship unearthed by archaeologists in Norway may have been the elaborate burial of a king, queen or powerful lord.  According to BBC News,Continue reading “Elaborate Viking ship burial may have held a king or queen”

Swedish runestones open gateway to ancient Viking civilization

To see more Viking articles, click here. By Justin Calderon, CNN. Vallentuna, Sweden (CNN) — Drive north of the Swedish capital for about half an hour and you’ll reach the lakeside district of Vallentuna, a pleasant community with cobblestone churches, picnic areas and playgrounds.It’s also a journey deep into Sweden’s ancient Viking past.Scattered among Vallentuna’s greeneryContinue reading “Swedish runestones open gateway to ancient Viking civilization”

Beads Found in 3,400-year-old Nordic Graves Were Made by King Tut’s Glassmaker

By Philippe Bohstrom, Posted on haaretz.com, Mar 09, 2016 Cobalt glass beads found in Scandinavian Bronze Age tombs reveal trade connections between Egyptians and Mesopotamia 3,400 years ago — and similar religious rituals.   Stunning glass beads found in Danish Bronze Age burials dating to 3400 years ago turn out to have come from ancientContinue reading “Beads Found in 3,400-year-old Nordic Graves Were Made by King Tut’s Glassmaker”