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  1. The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings

    ... the cover of night”. The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings ...

    ancient-origins - 10/06/2017 - 02:28

  2. From the Vikings to WWII, the Danevirke Wall Has Seen it All

    ... Great Walls & Linear Barriers. Pen and Sword. From the Vikings to WWII, the Danevirke Wall Has Seen it All ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 30/04/2020 - 02:04

  3. Did Ancient Warriors Really Go to Battle Wearing Winged Helmets?

    ... the winged helmet is often associated with the Celts and Vikings, though erroneously so. The winged helmet is a type ... the winged helmet is often associated with the Celts and Vikings, though erroneously so. Variations of the winged ... Today, it is common for people to imagine that the Vikings wore winged helmets (horned helmets are another ...

    dhwty - 14/04/2018 - 18:51

  4. The Great Heathen Army: Viking Coalition Becomes an Anglo-Saxon Nightmare

    ... a raid on Northumbria during the reign of King Ælla. The Vikings, however, were defeated, and Ragnar was captured by ... the Boneless as portrayed in the History Channel Series ‘Vikings.’ ( History Channel ) A different story is told in ... defend his kingdom. The Anglo-Saxon coalition besieged the Vikings in Nottingham. As there was no clear victor, however, ...

    dhwty - 28/02/2018 - 22:52

  5. Did These Filed and Grooved Teeth Belong to a Viking Elite Warrior?

    ... The remains revealed that all of the individuals were male Vikings, most were 25 or younger and killed between the year ... also in Europe,” according to Arcini. Scholars say the Vikings may have learned the practice from a foreign culture. “Vikings are well known for their acquisitive habits, but ...

    ancient-origins - 03/12/2017 - 22:55

  6. Kenneth MacAlpin: King of the Picts and Legendary Founder of Scotia

    ... British Isles and Ireland were relentless assaulted by the Vikings. The fear and confusion of their raids produced a ... King, the second most hated enemy of the Gaels (after the Vikings). Little is known about Kenneth’s parents but there ... Viking invaders almost entirely wiped out the Picts. ‘Vikings Heading for Land’ by Frank Dicksee ( public domain ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 04/12/2016 - 22:03

  7. Rus Viking Coins Unearthed by Strong Rainstorms in Ireland

    ... of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus and they were originally Vikings who ruled a largely Slavic population. They built a ... may have been a Viking . In the 10th and 11th century AD, Vikings had settled in Cork and turned it into a major ... east as Kievan Rus , where it is understood Varangians (Vikings) were ruling the Kievan Rus territory between the 9 ...

    Ed Whelan - 27/08/2020 - 13:53

  8. A Ship in the Desert? Searching for a Lost Viking Ship in California

    ... way we will ever know for certain is to find the ship. ‘Vikings Heading for Land’ (1873) by Frank Dicksee. ( Public ... in the Baltic Sea Did a Native American travel with the Vikings and arrive in Iceland centuries before Columbus set ... men on voyages to colonize far-flung lands Did the Vikings use crystal sunstones to discover America? Remote ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 13/02/2017 - 19:03

  9. Globalization & International Trade Started 1,000 Years Ago!

    ... two sides of the Atlantic Ocean were connected. When the Vikings landed, the indigenous people immediately started to trade with them. The Vikings describe this initial encounter in “Eirik’s ... locals brought animal pelts to trade, and in exchange, the Vikings offered lengths of red-dyed woolen cloth. As their ...

    ancient-origins - 13/06/2020 - 17:34

  10. A Deadly Formula - Why Viking Weapons and Armor Were So Effective

    ... in the most complex political spheres. And above all, the Vikings were remembered for their prowess in battle and their ... discoveries that are connected with the weaponry of the Vikings come from rich burials. In these cases, famed heroes ... the designs, typical for the Anglo-Saxons and perhaps the Vikings as well. This seax had a sharp break in the middle ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 01/06/2020 - 23:07

  11. Not just about the booty: New study sheds light on reasons for Viking raids

    ... been trying to figure out just why, besides riches, the Vikings carried out the raids and conquests that they did. ... Archaeological Dialogues (the abstract is here ). The Vikings went on raids and set up colonies in England, ... to research the social reasons for the raids. The riches Vikings gained were an obvious lure, but what else would ...

    Mark Miller - 30/07/2015 - 00:36

  12. Birka: The Mysterious Demise of a Majestic Viking Trading Center

    ... to come. But there is a popular misconception that the Vikings were all about raiding and pillaging as they sailed ... raided, traded, and brought kingdoms to their knees, the Vikings were also proficient in many other regards. Their ... as a crucial stop on the famous trading route of the Vikings. It was one of the major trading centers in ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 17/01/2021 - 13:51

  13. 1,000-year-old Viking Sword in Extraordinary Condition Discovered in Ireland

    ... Eikeland. Else Berit Eikeland (center) at King of the Vikings Exhibit, Waterford, Ireland (Image: kingofthevikings ... newly discovered sword, “It’s highly decorated - the Vikings decorated every utilitarian object," The Irish Times ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 28/09/2017 - 14:00

  14. 800-Year-Old Church in Ireland Survives Viking Presence, an English Invasion and War

    ... the Mayor into the Church for ceremonial occasions. Vikings in Ireland: Recent Discoveries Shedding New Light on ... top of a chest, which is still kept today in the church. Vikings in Youghal The Vikings also paid a visit to Youghal, and their mark has been ...

    dhwty - 06/07/2018 - 22:53

  15. The Icelandic Viking Settlement Challenging the History Books

    ... fjord, where they believed the very first Vikings may have first settled in the Eastfjords. Demanding a ... fjord, where they believed the very first Vikings may have first settled in the Eastfjords. According ... Challenge Establishment Dogma to Reveal History of Ivory Vikings Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous ...

    ashley cowie - 16/06/2020 - 14:00

  16. Viking Blots, Beserkers and Barbaric Blood Eagles

    ... to what pop-culture might have one think, daily life for Vikings didn't involve sailing on violent conquests to new ... witnessed or failed to understand what they were told. Vikings would have regarded it highly important to make sacrifices to their gods and goddesses, yet the Vikings’ spiritual beliefs are regarded as a ...

    ashley cowie - 05/04/2019 - 22:22

  17. Objects with Viking Rune Inscriptions Unearthed in Denmark’s Oldest Town

    ... (Image: Søren Sindbæk) Find May Shed New Light on how Vikings Used Runes By runes, historians describe the letters ... language looked like during that period, or even what the Vikings actually used runes for. The two new finds, however, ... finds will help us in understanding the ways in which the Vikings used runes, and why they reinvented the art of ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 17/01/2018 - 13:57

  18. Never Offend a Viking or ‘The Thing’ Might Just Decide Your Fate

    ... act, the punishment for the crime was paying fines. The Vikings had a complex honor and judicial system that probably ... sentence. Would you have dared to offend one of these Vikings? (Illustration by: Stian Dahlslett ©) Another method ... death penalty, or the perpetrator was outlawed. Fines The Vikings could be extremely violent when raiding the British ...

    ancient-origins - 01/12/2017 - 18:50

  19. Viking Explorers Found To Be Carriers Of The World's Deadliest Virus

    ... eradicated. The professor said his team already knew Vikings were moving around Europe and beyond, but now it is ... round the world on airplanes, it is thought likely that “Vikings spread smallpox” due to their extensive sea travel ... / Science ) Gene Sequencing Provides Proof of Smallpox in Vikings Historians believe smallpox may have existed since ...

    ashley cowie - 24/07/2020 - 19:51

  20. Treasure hunter uncovers one of the most significant Viking hoards ever found in Scotland

    ... of the kingdom of France and the kingdom of Germany. The Vikings are known to have conducted numerous raids on Carolingian lands between 8 th and 10 th century AD. Vikings about to conduct a raid. illuminated illustration ... Secretary Fiona Hyslop said of the latest find: "The Vikings were well known for having raided these shores in the ...

    aprilholloway - 13/10/2014 - 01:46

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