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Trove of Gold Artifacts From Pre-Viking Era Unearthed by Amateur Treasure Hunter

To see more Viking articles, click here. BY ANABELLE DOLINER  Call it beginner’s luck, but Ole Ginnerup Schytz is going to have a hard time topping his first-ever metal detector find. Within a few hours of trying out his brand-new metal detector, the Denmark-based amateur treasure hunter stumbled upon a trove of Iron Age jewelry. TheContinue reading “Trove of Gold Artifacts From Pre-Viking Era Unearthed by Amateur Treasure Hunter”

A picture of Leif Eirksson's statue in Reykjavík, Iceland

Viking Age Iceland: Ewes and Dairy

This is Part 28 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: Ewes and Dairy”

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A picture of Leif Eirksson's statue in Reykjavík, Iceland

Viking Age Iceland: Provisions, Subsistence Strategies and Population

This is Part 27 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: Provisions, Subsistence Strategies and Population”

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