A piece of textile fabric from a grave, dated to the Viking Age, has been found in southern Norway, dated to 850-950 AD.

Here is presented the widely dismissed account that probably sometime in the mid-11th century, Danish Vikings from Schleswig and the Danelaw (as ascertained from runic rock inscriptions) arrived at Santos in Brazil and proceeded inland to Paraguay.

On uninhabited Skokholm Island, two miles off the coast of Wales, burrowing rabbits dug out two Stone Age tools and one Bronze Age piece of pottery.

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.

The Vikings are famous for their great feasting halls, in which an image of a rowdy bunch of beer-drinking men gnawing on meaty bones comes to mind.

Despite numerous so-called myths which existed in stories, sagas and texts of our ancient past being proven true, many still insist that all myths and legends are simply down the imagination and creativity of our ancestors.

We know from the sagas that Viking boys were trained in the art of war. The Viking’s success was no accident: The warrior mentality followed a Viking from birth until he proudly stepped into Valhalla.

“These are the runes we’ve been missing,” says archaeologist.

By the 9th century, the Scandinavian sea nomads that had conquered the British coastline, had conquered parts of the land and assimilated cultures.

The mysterious origins of almost 300 violently broken bodies discovered in a mass grave in Derbyshire, England, are “the Viking Great Army!”, announced archeologist Cat Jarman in 2018.

The Vikings have been reputed to be remarkable seafarers who could fearlessly navigate their way through unknown oceans to invade unsuspecting communities along the North Sea and Atlantic Sea coasts of Europe.

The ancient Norse were one of the few cultures to create a mythology that did not necessarily promise eternal life of any kind for the souls of the deceased.

As science progresses and archaeologists are forging new positive relationships with developers around Irish heritage, more secrets from Ireland’s Viking past are coming to light.

What exactly inspired the 8th century Vikings of Scandinavia to sharpen their farming tools, to build ships and conquer Europe, has long been debated.

The ancient Viking language of Elfdalian has been almost entirely wiped out, with an estimate of only 3,000 people in a tiny forest community in Sweden currently keeping it alive.

As science progresses and archaeologists are forging new positive relationships with developers around Irish heritage, more secrets from Ireland’s Viking past are coming to light.

One would expect "boneless" to describe a man without a lick of bravery. Or perhaps a man without a shred of compassion in a heart of ice.

Ragnar Lothbrok was a fearless Viking hero who ransacked England and France and fathered the Great Heathen Army.

Archaeologists at an excavation in east Iceland found an old Viking farmstead at Stöð in Stöðvarfjörður fjord, where they believed the very first Vikings may have first settled in the Eastfjords.

Iceland is a large Nordic island country, and one of the most sparsely populated nations in Europe.