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[…]

Warrior tomb discovered in Poland

From Archaeology.org: SANDOMIERZ, POLAND—An early eleventh-century wooden chamber tomb containing the remains of an elite warrior has been unearthed in southwestern Poland. Science in Poland reports that archaeologists discovered a number of artifacts in the grave, including ceramic vessels, a silver ring, and an iron knife, among other objects. Read full story.

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?[…]

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[…]

The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell

The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell Series: Saxon Tales Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Harper; Reprint edition (January 7, 2014) ISBN-10: 0061969702 New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell returns to his epic Saxon Tales saga with The Pagan Lord, a dramatic story of divided loyalties, bloody battles, and the struggle to unite Britain. At the Read more about The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell[…]