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The mystery of a deeply gouged Viking shield

This gouge may be the result of a successful parry. The viking who owned the shield was on a journey, probably to Eastern Europe.

The viking women who disappeared

Women played an important part in Viking Age society, and their role far exceeded that of mother and the “housewife”. Why, then, are they barely mentioned in the history books?

Opinion: "Denmark must not succumb to polarisation in the wake of Copenhagen attacks"

Nuances have it tough in times of polarisation and we must be careful not to fall back on prejudice and profiling, writes philosophy Professor Vincent F. Hendricks.

What images did Norwegians see of the 2011 Oslo terrorist attacks?

The first pictures were snapshots taken by photographers who tried to understand what they were seeing. A new study examines images from the period after the worst-ever terrorist attack in Norway.

How skeletons reveal gruesome secrets about our ancestors

A new study provides a unique insight into what life was like in the Middle Ages.

Mid-Norway Vikings among the first to sail to British Isles

Archaeological findings show that Vikings from mid- and western Norway were among the first to make the trip to the British Isles.

Copenhagen's visual history is now available on the Internet

Denmark’s capital has been digitised. It's now possible to delve into century old maps and explore the city’s rich history online.

Minimal corruption in Denmark began with the absolute monarchy

Denmark's path to becoming the world's least corrupt country was laid with the introduction of the absolute monarchy in the 17th century.

World’s oldest engravings discovered in Java

According to a new study of freshwater shells from the Indonesian island of Java, early hominins created geometric engravings 450,000 years ago.

This is what living in the Viking age looked like

Explore one of northern Europe's largest Viking settlements in Denmark through this digital reconstruction.