Six famous viking leaders

From History.com: The Viking Age, from the late-eighth century to the 11th century, produced pioneering explorers such as Erik the Red, who founded Greenland’s first Norse settlement, along with powerful kings such as Cnut the Great, who ruled a vast empire in northern Europe. The six Norsemen listed in the article are as follows: Rollo Read more about Six famous viking leaders[…]

Satellite detects evidence of another Viking North American settlement

From the NY Times: A thousand years after the Vikings braved the icy seas from Greenland to the New World in search of timber and plunder, satellite technology has found intriguing evidence of a long-elusive prize in archaeology — a second Norse settlement in North America, further south than ever known. Read the full article.

Viking connection to Northeast Scotland

From the Archaeology News Network: Their exploits are more linked to the Northern Isles and the west coast of Scotland, with monastries raided, islanders murdered and gold and silver plundered. But new research – and a clutch of archaeological finds – has now suggested that the North East may not have escaped the fury of Read more about Viking connection to Northeast Scotland[…]

Hiker finds a 1,200-year-old Viking sword

From Fox News: Goran Olsen was enjoying a leisurely hike recently in Norway when he stopped near the fishing village of Haukeli, about 150 miles west of Oslo. Under some rocks along a well-traversed path, he made a discovery that’s now the envy of every detectorist in Scandinavia: a 30-inch wrought-iron Viking sword, estimated to Read more about Hiker finds a 1,200-year-old Viking sword[…]

Who were the Vikings?

From the Jorvik Viking Center. A collection of quick, historical articles detailing the lives of the Norsemen. Subjects cover: Who were the Vikings? Where did they come from? What did they look like? How did they live? What happened to them? Place names Timeline Excerpt from “Who were the Vikings?” Often the name Viking conjures Read more about Who were the Vikings?[…]