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Stavanger from above

With a town so rich with stories, there is much to see and do. A few kilometers outside Stavanger center you find Ullandhaug Tower, a modern communication tower built on top of a hill where previously Harald’s Tower stood. 200 more words

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From Birka to Bjorn Ironside - Working with Viking Age archaeology

This is part of a series by Curator Dr Stephen Gapps who received an Endeavour Executive Fellowship from April to July 2016. Stephen is based at the… 987 more words

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Maritime archaeology at the Viking Age site of Birka

This is part of a series by ANMM curator Dr Stephen Gapps who received an Endeavour Executive Fellowship from April to July 2016. Stephen is based at the… 1,297 more words

Maritime Archaeology

Rus - What does it mean?

Sometime last year, I offered to help make garb for a friend and asked him what time period and style interested him. Being a typical early period fighter-type guy in the SCA, I knew he was leaning towards the Viking-age, but when he said Rus I had to pause. 418 more words

Second North American Viking Settlement Discovered

Prior to this latest discovery, the only known viking settlement in North America was Newfoundland in Canada. 61 more words

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Viking-Age Accessories Part 2: Men & Shopping

Accessories for Men

An introduction to common accessories found in Viking graves to help the reenactor put together a kit to look more like a Viking. 646 more words