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.

Medieval Glossary: Danegeld

Danegeld Tribute paid to the Danes (Dane Gold). *term retrieved from Netserf Medieval Glossary  From the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: AD 1050. The same year King Edward abolished the Danegeld which King Ethelred imposed.  That was in the thirty-ninth year after it had begun.  That tribute harassed all the people of England so long as is above written; Read more about Medieval Glossary: Danegeld[…]

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[…]