DNA analysis reunites Viking relatives in Denmark after 1,000 years

DNA analysis reunites Viking relatives in Denmark after 1,000 years The 150 bones have been lent to the Danish museum by the Oxfordshire Museum in Britain for three years. Separated for 1,000 years, two Viking warriors from the same family were reunited last week at Denmark’s National Museum, as DNA analysis helps shed light on … Continue reading DNA analysis reunites Viking relatives in Denmark after 1,000 years

Damaged pieces of rare Viking sword reunited after 1,200 years apart

Damaged pieces of rare Viking sword reunited after 1,200 years apart Two pieces of an ornate Viking sword that had been separated for about 1,200 years have been reunited and still fit together like a puzzle. The pieces were discovered a year apart by amateur treasure hunters in Norway. The first finding occurred last year, … Continue reading Damaged pieces of rare Viking sword reunited after 1,200 years apart

Viking-Era Structures Explored in Iceland

Viking-Era Structures Explored in Iceland Ongoing excavations of Viking-era, man-made caves near Oddi in South Iceland have revealed an extensive system of interconnected structures that is not only much larger than originally thought but also much older. Mbl. is reports that excavations, substantiated by tephra layers, show that the caves at Oddi were the first … Continue reading Viking-Era Structures Explored in Iceland

New Huge Viking Ship Discovered By Radar In Øye, Norway – What Is Hidden Beneath The Ground?

New Huge Viking Ship Discovered By Radar In Øye, Norway – What Is Hidden Beneath The Ground? A new Viking Age ship has been discovered by archaeologists in Norway during a ground-penetrating radar (GPR) survey. This exciting find reveals a huge Viking boat buried beneath the ground in Øye, in Kvinesdal. This archaeological discovery is … Continue reading New Huge Viking Ship Discovered By Radar In Øye, Norway – What Is Hidden Beneath The Ground?

Who Was the Exceptionally Powerfully Built Viking Buried in the Gokstad Ship?

Who Was the Exceptionally Powerfully Built Viking Buried in the Gokstad Ship? Ever since the publication of a scientific article in 1883, “everyone” has known that the skeleton found in the magnificent Gokstad ship in Eastern Norway belonged to Olaf Geirstad-Alf, the legendary Viking king of the House of Yngling. In recent years, however, research … Continue reading Who Was the Exceptionally Powerfully Built Viking Buried in the Gokstad Ship?

New Huge Viking Ship Discovered By Radar In Øye, Norway – What Is Hidden Beneath The Ground?

New Huge Viking Ship Discovered By Radar In Øye, Norway – What Is Hidden Beneath The Ground? A new Viking Age ship has been discovered by archaeologists in Norway during a ground-penetrating radar (GPR) survey. This exciting find reveals a huge Viking boat buried beneath the ground in Øye, in Kvinesdal. This archaeological discovery is … Continue reading New Huge Viking Ship Discovered By Radar In Øye, Norway – What Is Hidden Beneath The Ground?

Vikings Weren’t All Scandinavian, Ancient DNA Study Shows

Vikings Weren’t All Scandinavian, Ancient DNA Study Shows The term “Viking” tends to conjure up images of fierce, blonde men who donned horned helmets and sailed the seas in longboats, earning a fearsome reputation through their violent conquests and plunder. But a new study published in the journal Nature suggests the people known as Vikings didn’t exactly … Continue reading Vikings Weren’t All Scandinavian, Ancient DNA Study Shows