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The Reindeer Antler Comb That Is Rewriting History

Vikings have made the headlines this week across the globe after a surprising announcement from scholars at the University of York, in the U.K. Researchers claim they have found evidence that the Viking Age may have begun long before the academically accepted date of 793—the sack of Lindisfarne. 667 more words


So Many Viking age Swords in Norway...

Medievalists dot com is where this link leads to, down at the bottom of their words is the link to the full file, in pdf form. 87 more words



The ‘Haithabu bag’ or the ‘Hedeby bag’ is a bag consisting of a fabric or leather pouch attached to two wooden handles. The name derives from the trading settlement in Schleswig-Holstein known as Haithabu (in German), or Hedeby (in Danish/Swedish). 414 more words

Viking Garb

Thor's Helmet Nebula, #ThrowbackThorsday for 4/23/15

This image of Thor’s Helmet was released this week by the European Space Agency. The bright blue bowl of the nebula shows X-ray emission from… 564 more words


4 Things to Consider when Discussing the Settlement of Iceland

Recently Iceland Review Online highlighted Kristjan Ahronson who has released a book titled ‘Into the Ocean: Vikings, Irish, and Environmental Change in Iceland and the North’, which challenges the modern archaeological work pointing to 871 ± 2 AD as the settlement for the small arctic nation. 1,109 more words

Mjölnir Pendant Discovery in Norway, #ThrowbackThorsday for 4/9/15

This silver Thor’s hammer pendant was found just this month at the Flekstad farm in Steinkjer, Central Norway. It is just the 14th distinct Mjölnir amulet found in Norway and one of just over 50 discovered in total. 93 more words


Review: The Sea Road

The Sea Road by Margaret Elphinstone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Sea Road is an imaginative and beautifully written attempt to recreate the life of an Icelandic woman called Gudrun Thorbjarnadottir. 1,484 more words