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  1. Vikings Brutally Slain in 750 AD May Have Been on a Peaceful Mission

    ... interred the dead aboard two ships in what is now Salme, Estonia, in about 750 AD went about their work with great care and respect. ... told USA Today. Peet, who headed the excavations, is with Estonia’s Tallinn University. “Game pieces and animals seem ...

    Mark Miller - 28/07/2016 - 14:46

  2. Discovery of Two Boat Burials Changes Viking Timeline

    According to accepted accounts, the Viking Age began in 793 AD off the coast of northern England when the first raid of Scandinavian warriors is recorded to have taken place. The Vikings emerged suddenly and expanded rapidly across Europe, Asia and the Americas.  Although the Vikings are known to have originated in Scandinavia, there is little known about how and why they suddenly built ships and took off in search of new lands.

    aprilholloway - 12/07/2017 - 01:58

  3. Dance Macabre: How the Dead Danced with the Living in Medieval Society

    ... manuscript illuminations, have been identified in England, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. A Powerful Metaphor ... gestures. Bernt Notke, Danse Macabre, Tallinn, Estonia (late 15th century). Bernt Notke. ( Public Domain ) The ...

    ancient-origins - 01/11/2017 - 01:01

  4. The Ancient Legend of the Monstrous Rat King

    ... in other countries such as France, Poland, the Netherlands, Estonia and Indonesia. Apart from this last country, it has been stated that ... Miljutin, A., 2007. Rat kings in Estonia. [Online] Available at: ...

    dhwty - 15/05/2016 - 20:45

  5. How Ancient Horse-Dung Bacteria is Helping Locate Where Hannibal Crossed the Alps

    ... expedition site. Peeter Somelar of the University of Tartuu (Estonia), Author provided. So why did Hannibal choose the more difficult ...

    ancient-origins - 05/04/2016 - 03:49

  6. Historians claim to have tracked down remains of Vlad the Impaler

    A team of Estonian scholars believe they have finally discovered the long-lost location of Vlad the Impaler, the 15th century Prince upon which Bram Stoker based his 1897 gothic novel ‘Dracula’.  According to the report in Hurriyet Daily News, his remains are in the Piazza Santa Maria la Nova graveyard in Naples, and not the Romanian Transylvanian Alps as first tho

    aprilholloway - 14/06/2014 - 14:14

  7. Werewolf Histories

    ... to Germany, France and Italy, and from Croatia to Estonia. Werewolf Histories ...

    ancient-origins - 30/04/2016 - 05:31

  8. Mass suicide at Pilenai: Lithuanian Defenders Choose Death over Enslavement

    The Crusades are best known as a series of military campaigns launched by Western European states, and sanctioned by the Roman Catholic Church, aimed at reclaiming the Holy Land from the Muslims. Less well-known, perhaps, are the other wars sanctioned by the papacy, such as the Spanish Reconquista, the Albigensian Crusade and the Northern Crusades. It was during the Northern Crusades that a rather horrific episode in Lithuanian history occurred – the mass suicide at Pilenai, which is the largest known mass suicide in history.

    dhwty - 03/04/2015 - 01:28

  9. Finnish Archaeologists find Wreck of 15th Century Ship Laden with €50m Worth of Treasure

    ... two ships on its way from Luebeck in Germany to Tallinn in Estonia, when it was hit by heavy storms that forced it to move closer to coast ...

    aprilholloway - 03/05/2015 - 15:03

  10. The Gutmana Ala: The Legendary Cave of the Good Man and the Rose of Turaida

    ... cave not only in Latvia, but also in the Baltics, i.e. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Additionally, it is also the highest and widest ...

    dhwty - 10/09/2015 - 15:18

  11. Väinämöinen: The Finnish Deity and Hero Who Inspired Tolkien to Create Gandalf and Tom Bombadil

    ... that he was well known not only in Finland, but also in Estonia and other countries of north-central Europe. The Magical Sampo: ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 27/01/2017 - 19:54

  12. Scientists fear a new little Ice Age

    ... than 10% of the population of most countries to die and in Estonia and Finland the losses were estimated to be up to one third of the ...

    johnblack - 05/11/2013 - 04:17

  13. Meet Father Frost and his Fairy Goddaughter Snow Maiden: Magical Characters of Winter from Russia

    ... Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty. (2006). Estonia/Russia: Santa Claus Shakes Hands with Father Frost. ...

    Alicia McDermott - 12/12/2015 - 14:24

  14. Orcadian Genesis: The Origins of the Orkney Isles’ Unique Megalithic Culture and its Roots in Britain’s Own Lost Atlantis - Part Two

    ... of Denmark, but to the Post-Swiderian Kunda culture of Estonia. Clark’s formal identification of the Leman and Ower Bank harpoon ...

    Andrew Collins - 12/10/2018 - 01:42

  15. Orcadian Genesis: The Origins of the Orkney Isles’ Unique Megalithic Culture and its Roots in Britain’s Own Lost Atlantis – Part One

    ... culture known as the Kunda, named after its type-site in Estonia. The Kunda thrived in northern Europe—Finland, Lithuania, Estonia and Karelia, northwest Russia, in particular—between circa 9000-6000 ...

    Andrew Collins - 11/10/2018 - 19:01

  16. Sailing into the Unknown: The Search for the Story Behind Stone Ships

    ... ships were also located in northern Poland, Latvia, and Estonia. However, the last construction that has been found in the southern ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 25/08/2016 - 03:43

  17. May Day: An ancient celebration with pagan roots

    ... the Czech Republic, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland and Estonia. On Walpurgis Night, it is believed that witches await the ...

    aprilholloway - 01/05/2014 - 15:13

  18. A Military Life for Clever King Harald: Serving the Empire and Stopping the Pirates – Part I

    ... in fighting other enemies of Kiev, such as the Chudes in Estonia, the Byzantines, as well as the Pechenegs and other steppe nomad ...

    Cam Rea - 20/12/2017 - 15:16

  19. The Snow Maiden of Slavic Folklore: Magical Characters of Winter from Russia

    ... Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty. (2006). Estonia/Russia: Santa Claus Shakes Hands with Father Frost. ...

    Alicia McDermott - 13/12/2015 - 03:22

  20. The Devastating and Diabolical Ancient Origins of Biological Warfare

    ... as late as 1710 when Russians besieging Swedish forces in Estonia allegedly catapulted dead plague victims into the city of Reval. ...

    lizleafloor - 06/06/2015 - 14:19