Viking Longhouses Detected Near Norway’s Gjellestad Ship

Viking Longhouses Detected Near Norway’s Gjellestad Ship Norwegian archaeologists said Monday they have found a cluster of longhouses, including one of the largest in Scandinavia, using ground-penetrating radar in the southeastern part of the country — in an area that researchers believe was a central place in the late Nordic Iron Age. The longhouses — … Continue reading Viking Longhouses Detected Near Norway’s Gjellestad Ship

Vikings were in North America in 1021, researchers say

Vikings were in North America in 1021, researchers say Vikings from Greenland — the first Europeans to arrive in the Americas — lived in a village in Canada’s Newfoundland exactly 1,000 years ago, according to research published Wednesday. Scientists have known for many years that Vikings — a name given to the Norse by the … Continue reading Vikings were in North America in 1021, researchers say

English cave may have ties to king-turned-saint and Viking invasion, archaeologists say

English cave may have ties to king-turned-saint and Viking invasion, archaeologists say Archaeologists in England have identified a near-complete Anglo-Saxon cave house, which, they say, may once have been the home of a king who became a saint. Thought to date from the early 9th century, the dwelling in the central English county of Derbyshire … Continue reading English cave may have ties to king-turned-saint and Viking invasion, archaeologists say

Viking-Era Coins Discovered on the Isle of Man

Viking-Era Coins Discovered on the Isle of Man A metal detectorist who made another astonishing find last year uncovered a Viking era “piggybank” of silver coins on the Isle of Man. Former police officer Kath Giles discovered the 1,000-year-old fragments in a field in the north of the island. Details of the 87 coins, which … Continue reading Viking-Era Coins Discovered on the Isle of Man

Viking twin babies are found in Christian burial in Sweden

Viking twin babies are found in Christian burial in Sweden Live Science reports that seven Viking tombs were excavated in east-central Sweden ahead of a construction project. inside the tombs; they were likely Vikings who had converted to Christianity. “The Christian character of the now-excavated graves is obvious because of how the tombs were laid out,” said … Continue reading Viking twin babies are found in Christian burial in Sweden

Is this the rock that proves Vikings did discover America?

Is this the rock that proves Vikings did discover America? They are infamous for terrorising the coastlines of Europe in their distinctive longships, but the Vikings may be able to claim another victory over their medieval neighbours. New evidence has been uncovered that suggests the Vikings may have discovered North America nearly 500 years before … Continue reading Is this the rock that proves Vikings did discover America?

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