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  1. 8 Notorious Vikings Who Left Their Bloody Marks on History

    Although an excellent series in many ways, Vikings brought with it a pretty romanticized portrait of ... would be appropriate for a telecommunications technology. Vikings in Ireland: Traces of Warriors Not Just Buried ... town on the border of Liguria and Tuscany . The story says Vikings heard of the Eternal City’s wealth and decided to ...

    ancient-origins - 11/05/2019 - 22:35

  2. Vikings Didn’t Just Murder Monks and Pillage Monasteries – They Helped Spread Christianity Too

    Vikings are often seen as heathen marauders ... monks. But this is only part of their story. The Vikings played a key role in spreading Christianity, too. Vikings are often seen as heathen marauders mercilessly ...

    ancient-origins - 30/12/2019 - 23:03

  3. Who Were These Vikings Buried Sitting Upright?

    ... to the years 650 to 1000 AD, and analyses show that these Vikings belonged to a very special group of people. BY  ... to the years 650 to 1000 AD, and analyses show that these Vikings belonged to a very special group of people. Unlike ... in the terrain, or marked in any other way. These dead Vikings were lowered into cylinder- and funnel-shaped sand ...

    ancient-origins - 27/10/2017 - 18:48

  4. Vikings Used Sherwood Forest Long Before It Was Known as the Hideout of Robin Hood

    ... not only nationally, but internationally as well. Vikings Used Ancient Monument Way Before Robin Hood Makes it ... legendary figure Robin Hood was hiding in Sherwood Forest, Vikings held their most important meetings there.  The site, ... explains how these meetings worked, “It’s where they [Vikings] signed laws, settled disputes and all sorts of ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 11/06/2017 - 22:56

  5. Tracing the Paths of the Vikings Through Their Graffiti

    One of the things that the Vikings are renowned for is their seafaring abilities. As a result of their expertise in this field, the Vikings were able to travel around Europe (and beyond) via ... such as seas and rivers. Archaeological traces of the Vikings have been found in many of the places where they ...

    dhwty - 23/04/2016 - 15:04

  6. Did the Vikings use crystal sunstones to discover America?

    ... intriguing form of navigational tool. The idea is that the Vikings may have used the interaction of sunlight with ... have worked in overcast conditions. This would mean the Vikings had discovered the basic principles of measuring ... been possible, or if it is just a fanciful theory. The Vikings were known to be master seafarers. Leiv Eiriksson ...

    ancient-origins - 30/01/2016 - 13:12

  7. Vikings in Byzantium: The Varangians and their Fearless Conquests

    It is relatively well known that the Vikings were some of history's greatest travelers, traders, ... less known, however, is exactly how far the arm of the Vikings reached.  In actuality, their culture stretched as ... Novgorod.  Not unlike the tracks of the Scandinavian Vikings , their settlements were not initially peaceful as ...

    Riley Winters - 27/05/2015 - 22:07

  8. Researchers Discover ‘Allah’ Inscribed in Vikings Burial Costumes

    Researchers from Sweden have discovered that Vikings had “Allah” and “Ali” embroidered into their ... the Viking-era Scandinavians. Does that indicate that some Vikings had converted to Islam? Researchers from Sweden have discovered that Vikings had “Allah” and “Ali” embroidered into their ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 12/10/2017 - 22:36

  9. Did a Native American travel with the Vikings and arrive in Iceland centuries before Columbus set sail?

    ... a Native American woman from the New World accompanied the Vikings back to Europe, five centuries before Columbus ... historical accounts and archaeological findings that Vikings set up initial colonies on the shores of North ... American, (voluntarily or involuntarily) accompanied the Vikings when they returned back to Iceland. The woman ...

    dhwty - 29/04/2015 - 01:12

  10. Pre-Columbian Murals and Norse Sagas Suggest Vikings Met the Aztecs, and the Outcome Was Not Pretty

    Did the Vikings visit Pre-Columbian Mexico? The depiction of white ... murals in the Temple of the Warriors probably represent Vikings - the major European navigators around the time this ... who had visited Mexico before the Spanish were the Vikings . Norse Sagas Discussing Voyages that May Have Landed ...

    Clyde Winters - 27/11/2016 - 14:50

  11. Early contact theories: Vikings & Muslims + Mayans & Chinese

    Researchers Discover Allah Inscribed on Vikings Burial Costumes   While it is well documented that the Vikings did engage in trade with the Islamic World (such as ... burial costume with an inscription of Allah on it? If the Vikings really did adopt Islamic religious and cultural ...

    killahbeez587 - 07/04/2018 - 18:14

  12. Vikings Didn’t Just Pop into Canada for a Visit, They Stayed for Centuries

    ... declares this music is a 1000 year celebration of the Vikings of modern day Norway reaching America? Do you ... declares this music is a 1000 year celebration of the Vikings of modern day Norway reaching America? Well that ... settlement - which indicates the “barbarian” Vikings might have integrated with natives of North America ...

    ashley cowie - 19/07/2019 - 17:04

  13. Mysterious Mass Grave Found in Wales May Contain Bodies of Vikings’ Slaves

    ... these remains be those of slaves brought there by the Vikings ? The discovery was made by experts from Archaeology ... the ancient burial ground. Credit: Archaeology Wales . Vikings and slaves This was remarkable because in the ... possibly slaves that had been brought to Anglesey by the Vikings based in Ireland. However, it appears that Anglesey ...

    Ed Whelan - 04/08/2019 - 18:38

  14. Viking-Era Jewelry: Revealing an Intricate Cultural History of the Ancient Norsemen

    When you think of ancient Vikings, the first thing that pops into your mind is probably ... attacking coastal communities. When you think of ancient Vikings, the first thing that pops into your mind is probably ... Image by Ian Richardson. ( CC BY-SA 2.0 ) By occupation, Vikings were farmers and, occasionally, they were warriors . ...

    Jessica Zhang - 23/04/2020 - 18:48

  15. Ruthless Perception of Vikings Returns as Evidence of the Use of Slaves During the Viking Age Comes into Focus Yet Again

    Over the last few years the perception of Vikings has been ever sliding on the scale from less to more ... Wyatt’s seminar provided a great deal of evidence of the Vikings use of slavery from historical sources, such as Sagas ... victims, but also the way that they were obtained by the Vikings. Price says that a desire to increase the number of ...

    Alicia McDermott - 31/12/2015 - 00:03

  16. Æthelflæd, The Medieval Queen Who Took on the Vikings to Save Her Kingdom

    ... up in a world divided. Born to an Anglo-Saxon king, the Vikings were at the height of their conquering spree in ... and she married into a family constantly battling the Vikings who wanted their territory. By the time of her birth, ... as well as Northumbria. Her father fought against the Vikings when Ivar the Boneless led the northerners into ...

    Riley Winters - 13/06/2017 - 14:03

  17. Vikings Beheaded English King and Patron Saint Edmund, but What Happened to his Body?

    It’s a 9th century tale involving Vikings, their beheading of a famous English king, and ... of Bury St. Edmunds. It’s a 9th century tale involving Vikings, their beheading of a famous English king, and ... were under attack from the Scandinavian marauders. The Vikings shot Edmund full of arrows somewhere in Suffolk or ...

    Mark Miller - 03/05/2017 - 13:56

  18. Remote Sensing Satellite Uncovers Astonishing New Evidence of Viking Presence in Newfoundland, Canada

    ... was a firm trading and exploration alliance between the Vikings and the Phoenicians with Newfoundland. His ... once again puts into the spotlight the question; Were the Vikings really the first Europeans to set foot on the ... here on this point of the Island of Newfoundland that Vikings established a base; the famous L'Anse aux Meadows ...

    William James Veall - 05/06/2016 - 14:56

  19. A 1000-Year-Old Nordic Spearhead Raises the Question - Were The Vikings in New York?

    A 20th century find suggests that the Vikings may have explored North America as far south as New ... American Settlement Did a Native American travel with the Vikings and arrive in Iceland centuries before Columbus set ... doubt that this spearhead was originally crafted by the Vikings .  The iron spear head of Norse origin dated to ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 05/09/2016 - 14:46

  20. Exposing the Roots of the Viking Horned Helmet Myth

    Yes, some helmeted Vikings traveled around Europe, West Asia, and even North ... the featured image above that one of the type of helmets Vikings used looked pretty cool - even without horns. ... age lasted from the 8th to 11th centuries. Depictions of Vikings from that era show them either without helmets or ...

    Mark Miller - 04/02/2016 - 00:46

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