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English mass grave contains remains of Viking Great Army

Archaeologists are now certain that the 264 bodies buried in the English town of Repton were Vikings. A curious mystery has finally been solved.

Discoveries from 1,400-year-old ice surprise scientists

A fierce cold period struck the Northern Hemisphere in the years from 536 AD to the 660s AD with no real summers. It became known as the Fimbulvinter – The Terrible Winter – and worked its way into Norse folklore.

Houses reused for over 1000 years during Stone Age

We’ve always heard that Stone Age people lived in caves. It turns out that’s not the case. They often lived in earthen huts, which they reused and kept up rather than building new ones.

First Scandinavians came from north and south

Scandinavia has been a melting pot of cultures ever since the first people arrived after the last ice age, new DNA analyses show.

Unique Viking runes discovered in Denmark

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

Pope said "no thanks" to Norwegian coins

Norway minted its own coins during much of the Middle Ages. But the coins didn’t always impress outsiders or even the Norwegians themselves.

Thousand-year-old cathedral surrenders its secrets

The secrets of St Olav’s shrine and Nidaros Cathedral have drawn pilgrims for nearly a thousand years. Curious researchers have also made the journey, eager to solve the mysteries locked up in the cathedral’s stones.

Mysterious Stone Age rock shows up on Danish Island

Why did Stone Age people carve images of the sun, fields, and spider webs onto small stones?

Denmark’s first Viking king printed in 3D

Full reconstruction of Gorm the Old reveals a strange growth on his neck.

Lost medieval village discovered in Denmark

The village was described in written sources from the Middle Ages but archaeologists have only just found the site.