Vikings traded first, plundered later

From Live Science: The Viking Age may not have started with the plundering of England, but with the peaceful trading of handcrafted combs made out of reindeer antlers, a new study suggests. Until now, researchers thought the Viking Age began in June 793, when Norwegian Vikings raided Lindisfarne, an island off the northeast coast of Read more about Vikings traded first, plundered later[…]

Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga

Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga by William W. Fitzhugh The story of the Viking expansion west across the North Atlantic between AD. 800 and 1000, the settlement of Iceland and Greenland, and the exploration of northeastern North America, is a chapter of history that deserves to be more widely known. Norse discoveries in the North Read more about Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga[…]

Cracking the Viking Rune Code

Mysterious Viking Rune Code Cracked? By Ida Kvittingen Why did Vikings sometimes use codes when they wrote in runes? Were the messages secret, or did they have other reasons for encrypting their runic texts? Researchers still don’t know for sure. But Runologist K. Jonas Nordby thinks he has made progress toward an answer. He has Read more about Cracking the Viking Rune Code[…]