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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.

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Potential Site for Viking ‘Thing’ discovered

Archaeologists believe that they have identified one of the Norse ‘Thing’ sites on the island Bute.

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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”

Detectorist finds 1,100 year old crucifix in Denmark

On Friday March 11th Dennis Fabricius Holm was out searching with his metal detector and made an exceptional find. Continue reading “Detectorist finds 1,100 year old crucifix in Denmark”

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

Ingredients:

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

1066 – The Battle of Stamford Bridge and the end of the Viking invasions of England

25 September – On this day

The Battle of Stamford Bridge took place at the village of Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, in England on this day in 1066, between an English army under King Harold Godwinson and an invading Norwegian force led by King Harald Hardrada. Continue reading “1066 – The Battle of Stamford Bridge and the end of the Viking invasions of England”

1066 – The Battle of Fulford

20 September – On this day

The Battle of Fulford (also known as Fulford Gate) was fought at the place identified by Symeon of Durham as the village of Fulford near York in England, on this day in 1066, when King Harald III of Norway, also known as Harald Hardrada (Old Norse, meaning “hard ruler”), and Tostig Godwinson, his English ally, fought and defeated the ‘Northern’ Earls Edwin (Earl of Mercia) and Morcar (Earl of Northumbria). Continue reading “1066 – The Battle of Fulford”

School program uses experimental archaeology to learn to live like a Viking

In an innovative new program Seljord folk high school in Telemark Norway gives students the opportunity to learn viking skills and crafts. Continue reading “School program uses experimental archaeology to learn to live like a Viking”

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