Viking ships found in Iceland have decayed and often the only things remaining are the rivets. A group of scientists now believe we can learn a lot from the surviving pieces of iron and have brought them to Norway for examination.
Few peoples are as famous for their raiding as the Vikings. Their success in war owes to a number of reasons.
According to what we know from history, Vikings appeared in about the 7th century AD.
There were times when all Europe was trembling at the mention of Vikings. These brave sailors on their swift ships made bold raids on coastal towns and villages, collected tribute and destroyed the unruly.
This facial reconstruction of a Viking woman's skull shows a deep head wound, possibly sustained during battle.
How the Viking mausoleum would have looked according to archaeologists. Image: Raymond Sauvage, NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet
Archaeologists from NTNU Science Museum have uncovered what appears to be a small mausoleum, or burial house, in central Norway.
It had been assumed that the Irish population saw a steady rise across the centuries until the Famine in the 1840s, but new estimates show there was a decline in population numbers for almost 200 years before the Vikings settled in Ireland in the 10th century.
Archaeologists have found what could be a Viking drinking hall during a dig in Orkney.
Archaeological findings show that Vikings from mid- and western Norway were among the first to make the trip to the British Isles.
Archaeologists are now certain that the 264 bodies buried in the English town of Repton were Vikings. A curious mystery has finally been solved.
History teaches us that the Vikings were brutal, thieving invaders, but much of that history was written by Viking victims: European monks.
For centuries, it has been a crystal of legend locked in the verses of Norse myth with little or no evidence that it was ever real.
Archaeologists in Ribe, Denmark have been excavating a real life Viking city and say that “Deep beneath street level are thousands of Viking finds.”
Greenland's Viking settlers, the Norse, disappeared suddenly and mysteriously from Greenland some 500 years ago.
A runic code called jötunvillur has finally been decrypted. It just might help solve the mystery of the Vikings’ secret codes.
The hidden centre of power for the first Danish kings may well have popped up from the soil in Northern Germany. Archaeologists have surprisingly found some 200 houses and piles of weapons.
Pre-Christian paganism is on the rise across Scandinavia, as more Swedes choose to rejoin the traditional faith of Thor and Odin.
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