Posts Tagged ‘viking’

Long-Lost Runestone From Viking Monument Recovered In Sweden

Performing excavations in an area where new sewer lines are currently being installed, Swedish archaeologists have announced a remarkable and borderline miraculous find. While digging in half-frozen soil near the city of Ystad in December 2020 AD, they unearthed a large oblong-shaped runestone that featured an intricate carving of a powerful, ferocious wolf, which is […]

Viking Age Treasures Clean Up Nicely: Galloway Hoard Reveals New Secrets

Around the time the Irish were stamping out the Viking presence in their country, local lore says the Scots and Vikings also fought a battle near Galloway, Scotland. In 2014, a metal detectorist took that legend, swept the area, and discovered a hoard of more than 100 “strange and wonderful objects” that are at least […]

The Northern Mysteries Current: Futhark and Mystery Schools of the Viking Age

The existence of mystery schools in the Viking Age (800-1200 CE) is deduced from myth and folklore. The poems of the Edda display the structure and content of cultic texts used within the framework of initiatic organizations. Later, in Medieval Europe, we hear about secret societies associated with the Wild Hunt, Odin, and the Einherjar. […]

Norsemen Reviving Viking/Pagan History, Traditions and Music

There are some Scandinavian men with JewTube channels that have interacted with each other to bring new light to the history, traditions and music of Viking/Pagan culture. Of course they are meeting resistance from the usual culprits, but their positive message is spreading. Bjorn Andreas Bull-Hansen has the greatest following and is a novelist, youtuber, […]

Highly Unusual Glistening Hoard Of Viking Silver Discovered In Sweden

A hoard of Viking silver has been discovered in an ancient building in Sweden, and the discovery is being described as “highly unusual.” The trove of silver necklaces, bracelets and coins was unearthed in Viggbyholm, Greater Stockholm at an ancient farm discovered in 2019. Evidence of a prehistoric farm dating back thousands years was discovered […]

New Study Claims Life Does Exist On Mars and It Was Found By The Viking Lander In 1976

387 Shares A new study published in the Journal Astrobiology suggests that the 1976 Viking (LR) experiment found evidence to support microbial life on the surface of Mars. Forty years ago, before we had any idea there was liquid water on Mars, and that the red planet was the closest thing to Earth within our […]

Runriket, Where the Power Struggle of a Viking Ruler is Written in Stone

The Viking era (800 -1066 AD) is arguably one of the most fascinating in history. Runriket, or the Rune Kingdom, is a unique archaeological area in Sweden, containing more than a hundred runestones with a great number of inscriptions. Runriket is the largest known concentration of runestones in the world and they offer us the […]

Viking Ship Burial Unfolds into Nordic Center of Power

Archaeologists in Norway have made an amazing discovery without even digging. Using breakthrough radar technology, they have found an elite settlement and burial ground from the Nordic Iron Age (550-1050 AD). Initially the most significant find at the site was a rare Viking ship burial, the first in decades. But now, in addition to this, […]

Beyond Violence: Examining UK Viking Families and their Artifacts

Understanding Viking families through the artifacts they left behind and their DNA is the latest approach to learning more about the Viking Age in the United Kingdom. Scientists in the UK are currently planning a reanalysis of ancient Viking archaeology to identify new connections between invading Viking cultures and the populations in the two Norse […]

Dead Viking Dynasty Invade Scottish Neolithic Tombs

The Viking Age represents the earliest recorded raids made by Norsemen in 793 AD until the Norman conquest of England in 1066 AD. During this blood-thirsty period Scandinavians mastered shipbuilding and set out in waves to conquer Europe, and as their oceanic prowess increased they eventually reached North America. Television shows like History Channel’s Vikings, […]

Floki and the Viking Discovery of Iceland

The Vikings’ next step out into the Atlantic – the discovery and settlement of Iceland – is one of the best documented events of the Viking Age. Medieval Icelanders were fascinated by genealogy, not only because, as emigrants, they wanted to know where their families came from, but because such knowledge was essential when it […]

Viking Shield Technology Revealed in New Breakthrough Study

How exactly the Vikings and their Iron Age ancestors made their war shields has always been a mystery, but a new study explains this in detail and shines light onto a traditionally shadowy aspect of ancient Nordic warcraft and weaponry. Iron Age and Viking Age cultures in Northern Europe crafted shields from thin wooden boards that were reinforced […]

Viking King Buried With a Pillow and Fine Silk, New Study Confirms

It’s amazing what we can learn from ancient textiles and other artifacts with scientific analysis. The Viking burial textiles in the coffins of two powerful Danish Vikings are providing us with insights that would never have been possible without modern science. Experts have conducted a scientific analysis of the contents of the reliquaries of Canute […]

Viking Temple to Thor and Odin Unearthed In Norway is a Key Find

The Viking Age has fascinated people for generations and now we have a newly discovered ancient Viking temple that has finally shed some new light on Norse religion . Believe it or not, there is a lot we don’t know about these fearsome warriors and daring explorers. For example, scholars know relatively little about specific […]

Viking Temple to Thor and Odin Unearthed In Norway

The Viking Age has fascinated people for generations and now we have a newly discovered ancient Viking temple that has finally shed some new light on Norse religion . Believe it or not, there is a lot we don’t know about these fearsome warriors and daring explorers. For example, scholars know relatively little about specific […]

Runestone Discovered in Sweden Provides Window Into Viking Past

While plowing a field on his family farm in Småland, southern Sweden, Lennart Larsson came across a large stone. Larsson put the stone, which is 6 feet high (2 m) and 3 feet wide (1 m), to one side and planned to use it as a stepping stone for a new staircase in his home. […]

Irish Child’s Skeleton may be a Viking Murder Victim

In Ireland, a child’s skeleton dating to the Viking era has been found. The unearthing of a nearly complete child’s skeleton from the 9th or 10th century AD is an important one, but it is also mysterious. What makes this find so intriguing is that the child may have met a violent death. The archaeologists […]

Eat Like a Viking: Ancient Gruel Was Tastier Than it Sounds!

Gruel. Indecipherable grey mush slopped on a plate? Not necessarily! Viking food was simple but that was just the beginning. Porridge and gruel made from whole or cracked grains were popular meals for Viking families. Although there was a plain, simple gruel of grains mixed with water, milk, and butter, access to other ingredients could […]

National Geographic Rewrites Viking History To Cleanse It Of Its Dangerous Appeal To ‘White Supremacists’

The first Jewish Editor-In-Chief of National Geographic, Susan Goldberg, has decided to put the iconic Vikings in her Marxist cross-hairs, by enlisting a group of like-minded radical writers and academics to deconstruct the traditional “dangerous” image of these Aryan warriors and recast them as something more palatable to her Jewish sensibilities: In popular imagination, Vikings […]

Tracking the Genetic Fingerprints of the Viking Woman Hunters

Scientists have tracked ancient Viking genes across Europe further detailing the cultural, political and economic impact of the legendary raiders and traders of the Middle Ages.  The Germanic Iron Age ended under the weight of the invading Roman Empire , and after the Italian conquistadors themselves collapsed the Germanic migration period (400–600 AD) saw the reformation of […]

South-Pawed Viking’s Sword Discovered In 1000-Year-Old Burial Mound

Norwegian archaeologists have discovered a 1000-year-old grave containing a rare Viking sword next to the body of what must have been an equally rare left-handed (south-pawed) Norse warrior. Vinjeøra is a village situated at the end of the Vinjefjorden (Vinje Fjord) on the European route E39 highway, about 12 kilometers south of the municipal center […]

Evidence Of Viking Mercenary District Found Near Istanbul

Archaeologists in Turkey have found what they believe to be a Viking mercenary district near Istanbul. The area dates back to the Middle Ages when Istanbul was known as Constantinople, the capital of the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire . The discoveries are providing more evidence on the role of Viking mercenaries in the Byzantine […]

Rus Viking Coins Unearthed by Strong Rainstorms in Ireland

It is not uncommon for ancient coins to be found in buried hoards around the world, but some discoveries are rarer than others, such as an unusual find of what seem to be Kievan Rus coins unearthed in Ireland. These silver and gold coins are important, in part because if verified, they are the first Rus-Viking coins […]

Russian Viking Coins Unearthed by Lucky Detectorist in Ireland

It is not uncommon for ancient coins to be found in buried hoards around the world, but some discoveries are more unique than others, such as an unusual find of Russian Viking coins unearthed in Ireland. A metal detectorist discovered several very rare coins that date to the foundation of the Russian nation, over 1000 […]

Rus Viking Coins Unearthed by Lucky Detectorist in Ireland

It is not uncommon for ancient coins to be found in buried hoards around the world, but some discoveries are more unique than others, such as an unusual find of Kievan Rus coins unearthed in Ireland. A metal detectorist discovered several very rare coins that date to over 1000 years ago.. These silver and gold coins are […]

Revisionist scholars say they unearthed Transgender Viking woman warrior

    The discovery of a female body in a Swedish Viking warrior’s tomb was a gift to activist researchers, who pounced on a chance to woke-ify the iconic Norsemen. But recasting woman warriors as trans is misogynistic and dangerous. When DNA testing confirmed a tenth-century skeleton found buried with the trappings of a high-status […]

Revisionist scholars say they unearthed Transgender Viking woman warrior

    The discovery of a female body in a Swedish Viking warrior’s tomb was a gift to activist researchers, who pounced on a chance to woke-ify the iconic Norsemen. But recasting woman warriors as trans is misogynistic and dangerous. When DNA testing confirmed a tenth-century skeleton found buried with the trappings of a high-status […]

Revisionist scholars say they unearthed Transgender Viking woman warrior

    The discovery of a female body in a Swedish Viking warrior’s tomb was a gift to activist researchers, who pounced on a chance to woke-ify the iconic Norsemen. But recasting woman warriors as trans is misogynistic and dangerous. When DNA testing confirmed a tenth-century skeleton found buried with the trappings of a high-status […]

Revisionist scholars say they unearthed Transgender Viking woman warrior

    The discovery of a female body in a Swedish Viking warrior’s tomb was a gift to activist researchers, who pounced on a chance to woke-ify the iconic Norsemen. But recasting woman warriors as trans is misogynistic and dangerous. When DNA testing confirmed a tenth-century skeleton found buried with the trappings of a high-status […]

First Ever Viking Helmet Discovered in Britain

A re-evaluation of a helmet discovered in Yarm has led experts to believe that it is the earliest Anglo-Scandinavian helmet ever to have been found in the British Isles. The remarkable Yarm helmet is one of only two nearly complete Viking helmets ever unearthed. The latest study can help experts to better understand the evolution […]

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