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”
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This is Part 6 of our ongoing series about Viking Age Iceland. For centuries, this island country, unique in Medieval Europe, operated with no king, no great lords, no foreign policy, and no defense forces but which developed legal and judicial systems to limit the violence of bloodfeud and protect the rights of freemen. Far out in the North Atlantic, Iceland was where theContinue reading “Viking Age Iceland: Language and the Term “Viking””
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”
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”