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Trondheim hnefatafl board fragment

One of the best-preserved extant boards related to hnefatafl and related variants is this one, unearthed during the 1989 excavation of the Trondheim Public Library site in Trondheim, Norway. 899 more words

Sisters doing it for themselves?

I recently saw an article pop up on my facebook page that immediately had me excited.

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female. 1,197 more words

History

Viking Ship Discovery on Mississippi: Another Reminder Christopher Columbus Didn't Discover a Damn Thing

A group of volunteers cleaning up the shores of the Mississippi river near the biggest city in Tennessee, have stumbled upon the remains of an ancient boat encrusted in mud. 279 more words

America

#Öland excavations: Gold coin may be key to solve #Sweden's '#Pompeii'

Photo: Museiarkeologi sydost
Swedish archaeologists found a rare and valuable golden coin from ancient Rome on Monday. And they think it may explain a key part of the Sweden’s history. 468 more words

Postaday

Back to where it all began

I first visited L’Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland in 2007, when I had gone there to scout the location for another project. My first thought was “there’s not much to see here!” but still, I was captivated with the place. 368 more words

Archeology

Transmissions from the Hill of Odin

Many places I have been on this island feel forlorn, secret or forgotten. This is not the case with the incongruously named Roseberry Topping, a hill on the Eastern edge of North Yorkshire.   405 more words

Landscape

Support the production of a new Viking movie!

Imagine you’re an ordinary 13 year old boy minding your own business, when Thor (the God of Thunder – not the Marvel character) suddenly appears in a stroke of lightning and takes you to Valhalla. 424 more words

Viking Age