Hiker Accidentally Discovers 1,200-Year-Old Viking Sword in Norway

Hiker Accidentally Discovers 1,200-Year-Old Viking Sword in Norway After hiking across the plateau that covers the region between the west and east sides of Norway, Goran Olsen sat down to take a break. That’s when he spotted a rusty sword blade lying under some rocks on the well-travelled mountain path. Archaeologists have identified Olsen’s find … Continue reading Hiker Accidentally Discovers 1,200-Year-Old Viking Sword in Norway

Viking treasure including gold bangle buried over 1,000 years ago is found on the Isle of Man

Viking treasure including gold bangle buried over 1,000 years ago is found on the Isle of Man An exceptionally rare Viking artefact is presently being examined on the Isle of Man by Manx Museum authorities and has been declared treasure by the island’s coroner of inquests. The find, which is considered to be internationally significant … Continue reading Viking treasure including gold bangle buried over 1,000 years ago is found on the Isle of Man

Survey Reveals Viking-era Site in Northern Norway

Survey Reveals Viking-era Site in Northern Norway Arne Anderson Stamnes, an archaeologist at the NTNU University Museum, was observed methodically making his way back and forth across the fields just east of the campsite in the municipality of Bodø in November 2019. He is towing a ground-penetrating radar device behind the four-wheeler he is driving. GPR … Continue reading Survey Reveals Viking-era Site in Northern Norway

Ancient Viking ship buried an Iron Age cemetery uncovered by scientists

Ancient Viking ship buried an Iron Age cemetery uncovered by scientists A Viking ship that was laid to rest centuries ago wasn’t alone underground. A feast hall and a cult temple were also buried at the cemetery site, hinting at the elite standing of the community that conducted the burials.  Archaeologists discovered the ship in 2018, after … Continue reading Ancient Viking ship buried an Iron Age cemetery uncovered by scientists

Oldest Viking Crucifix Uncovered In Denmark

Oldest Viking Crucifix Uncovered In Denmark The tiny gold items, created in the picture of Christ on the cross, are thought to make up Denmark’s oldest crucifix. This newly Found crucifix will show that Danes adopted the Christian faith earlier than previously thought. An uncommon Viking crucifix pendant was Found in a Danish field by an amateur metal detectorist two weeks … Continue reading Oldest Viking Crucifix Uncovered In Denmark

Viking temple to Thor and Odin unearthed in Norway

Viking temple to Thor and Odin unearthed in Norway Archaeologists have uncovered a Viking temple devoted to Ancient Norse gods like Thor. In Norway, the ruins of the 1,200-year-old pagan temple have been dug up and provide a rare insight into the Viking religion. Archaeologists have dated the remains of the large wooden building to … Continue reading Viking temple to Thor and Odin unearthed in Norway

Discovery of 1,000-year-old Viking site in Canada could rewrite history

Discovery of 1,000-year-old Viking site in Canada could rewrite history The possible discovery of a 1,000-year-old Viking site on a Canadian island could rewrite the story of the exploration of North America by Europeans before Christopher Columbus. The uncovering of stone used in ironworking on Newfoundland, hundreds of miles south from the only known Viking … Continue reading Discovery of 1,000-year-old Viking site in Canada could rewrite history

Viking sword found in a grave in central Norway

Viking sword found in a grave in central Norway A 9th century Viking sword has been unearthed by archaeologists in central Norway. During the Viking Age, a man was buried with a full set of weaponry at Vinjeøra in the south of what is now Trøndelag county in central Norway. An axe, spear, shield and sword were … Continue reading Viking sword found in a grave in central Norway