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1000-YEAR-OLD VIKING AGE TREASURE HOARD UNCOVERED IN STOCKHOLM

To see more Viking articles, click here. Archaeologists from Arkeologerna have uncovered a 1000-year-old Viking Age treasure hoard in Täby, Stockholm. The discovery was made during excavations of a Viking settlement where the researchers found the remains of 20 houses and structures that date from AD 400, continuing into the Viking Age (AD 800-1050) andContinue reading “1000-YEAR-OLD VIKING AGE TREASURE HOARD UNCOVERED IN STOCKHOLM”

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Viking Age Iceland: Arnkel’s Quest for Wealth and Power

This 71 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 the famousContinue reading “Viking Age Iceland: Arnkel’s Quest for Wealth and Power

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