History Bytez

Byte Sized bits of History


Viking Age

Viking Raider Saint’s Lost Shrine Rediscovered

Archaeologists believe that they have found the original shrine of the Viking king turned Saint, Olaf Haraldsson. This unlikely Saint spent his early years as a Viking raider before being baptized into the Roman Catholic church in 1013.

Continue reading “Viking Raider Saint’s Lost Shrine Rediscovered”

Second North American Viking Settlement Discovered

Prior to this latest discovery, the only known viking settlement in North America was Newfoundland in Canada. Continue reading “Second North American Viking Settlement Discovered”

On this Day: Ragnar Lodbrok begins siege of Paris

On this day : March 29 AD 845 Ragnar Lodbrok having sailed by the river Seine with 120 ships carrying about 5,000 vikings began the siege of Paris. Continue reading “On this Day: Ragnar Lodbrok begins siege of Paris”

DNA hunters have opened Viking grave in Normandie

Norwegian researchers have finally got to open the tomb of the Viking leader Rollo’s descendants, and have extracted teeth in the hopes of retrieving DNA. Continue reading “DNA hunters have opened Viking grave in Normandie”

Hiker finds 1,200 year old Viking sword

A hiker travelling between western and eastern Norway, by means of an ancient route sat down for a rest after fishing and discovered a Viking sword Continue reading “Hiker finds 1,200 year old Viking sword”

Retro recipe: Viking Apple Bacon


400 g (1 lb) bacon, fresh or cured
1 tbsp lard or butter, if needed
2 onions, sliced
2-3 apples, cored and sliced
a few whole cloves Continue reading “Retro recipe: Viking Apple Bacon”

Blog at

Up ↑