DNA Analysis Reunites Viking Relatives 1,000 Years Later

DNA Analysis Reunites Viking Relatives 1,000 Years Later The AFP reports that DNA analysis has linked the remains of two men who died some 1,000 years ago. Separated for 1,000 years, two Viking warriors from the same family were reunited on Wednesday at Denmark’s National Museum, as DNA analysis helps shed light on the Vikings’ … Continue reading DNA Analysis Reunites Viking Relatives 1,000 Years Later

Viking Burials Surveyed on Danish Island

Viking Burials Surveyed on Danish Island According to a statement released by Flinders University, a team of researchers from Flinders University and Wessex Archaeology surveyed Kalvestene, a Viking burial site on the Danish island of Hjarnø, and compared their findings with a map made in the seventeenth century by the antiquarian Ole Worm. As part … Continue reading Viking Burials Surveyed on Danish Island

In Sweden, a long-lost runestone from a Viking monument has been discovered

In Sweden, a long-lost runestone from a Viking monument has been discovered The valuable runestone was found on a bridge across a nearby river as part of an eight-piece 10th-century monument. The discovery, according to scholars, would unleash a wealth of knowledge in several areas, including art, religious history, and archaeology. One of the Hunnestad runestones, … Continue reading In Sweden, a long-lost runestone from a Viking monument has been discovered

Viking ‘Drinking Hall’ Uncovered in Scotland

Viking ‘Drinking Hall’ Uncovered in Scotland There was likely no shortage of ale and good cheer at a recently unearthed Viking drinking hall, discovered by archaeologists on the island of Rousay, Orkney, in northern Scotland.  The hall wasn’t a short-lived establishment, either. Its doors seem to have been open from the 10th to the 12th … Continue reading Viking ‘Drinking Hall’ Uncovered in Scotland

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