Three Strange Skull Modifications Discovered in Viking Women

Three Strange Skull Modifications Discovered in Viking Women In recent years, research has provided evidence for permanent body modification in the Viking Age. The latest of these investigations focused on the discovery of three Viking Age women from the Baltic Sea island of Gotland who had their skulls lengthened. This investigation sheds light on the … Continue reading Three Strange Skull Modifications Discovered in Viking Women

A skeleton of a Viking child uncovered during Dublin archaeological dig

A skeleton of a Viking child uncovered during Dublin archaeological dig A child’s skeleton dating to the Viking age has been discovered in Ireland. The unearthing of the 9th or 10th century AD skeleton of an almost complete child is a significant one, but it is also mysterious. What makes this finding interesting is that … Continue reading A skeleton of a Viking child uncovered during Dublin archaeological dig

An incredible 1,000-year-old Viking burial site found in Norway belonged to ‘Iron Age elite’

An incredible 1,000-year-old Viking burial site found in Norway belonged to ‘Iron Age elite’ A hidden surprise was uncovered by archaeological excavation in Trondheim, Norway – the unmistakable traces of a boat submerged under Torvet, the market square of the city. In the last available moments, before archaeologists decided to finish their exploration, the discovery … Continue reading An incredible 1,000-year-old Viking burial site found in Norway belonged to ‘Iron Age elite’

Archeologists discover human bones and Viking-era settlement in Viru-Nigula

Archeologists discover human bones and Viking-era settlements in Viru-Nigula During an archeological dig ahead of planned roadworks in Viru-Nigula, Lääne-Viru County, human bones were discovered in the vicinity of the church wall. The archaeological work confirms researchers’ earlier hypothesis that the cemetery and church were built in the medieval period on the site of an … Continue reading Archeologists discover human bones and Viking-era settlement in Viru-Nigula

Family Looking For Lost Gold Ring Finds Viking Age Artifacts In Their Garden On The Island Of Jomfruland

Family Looking For Lost Gold Ring Finds Viking Age Artifacts In Their Garden On The Island Of Jomfruland While searching for a missing gold ring with a metal detector, a family in Norway found, to their big surprise, something entirely different in their garden on the island of Jomfruland. Jan Erik Aasvik has a metal … Continue reading Family Looking For Lost Gold Ring Finds Viking Age Artifacts In Their Garden On The Island Of Jomfruland

Viking Age Horse Bridle Found Under The Ice 2,000 Meters Above Sea Level

Viking Age Horse Bridle Found Under The Ice 2,000 Meters Above Sea Level Glacial archaeologists working in Norway have once again discovered fascinating ancient artifacts under the ice. Near a mountain pass, not far from Norway’s highest mountain, Galdhøpiggen, archaeologists have found traces of horse travel. A metal bit and parts of the leather straps … Continue reading Viking Age Horse Bridle Found Under The Ice 2,000 Meters Above Sea Level

8-Year-Old Boy Finds Unusual Viking Age Artifact On Gotland Island, Sweden

8-Year-Old Boy Finds Unusual Viking Age Artifact On Gotland Island, Sweden Anyone, regardless of age, place, and nation, can always find something of archaeological value. You have to keep your eyes open; before you know it, you are looking at something hundreds or thousands of years old on the ground. Finding an ancient treasure or … Continue reading 8-Year-Old Boy Finds Unusual Viking Age Artifact On Gotland Island, Sweden

The largest hoard of Viking silver was found accidentally while filming a news report about illegal treasure hunting

The largest hoard of Viking silver was found accidentally while filming a news report about illegal treasure hunting The Spillings Hoard  is the world’s largest Viking silver treasure, found on Friday 16 July 1999 in a field at the Spilling farm northwest of Slite, on northern Gotland, Sweden. The silver hoard consisted of two parts … Continue reading The largest hoard of Viking silver was found accidentally while filming a news report about illegal treasure hunting