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Viking Age

Warrior buried in a Swedish Viking grave was actually female

When archaeologists excavated a Viking grave in the late 1800s and found weapons, they realized they’d found a warrior’s burial place. But it turned out that warrior was a woman.

Scientists: Pointless to rename the Viking Age

The Steel Age could be a more appropriate name for what we call the Viking Age, says one archaeologist. But the new name is inappropriate, say her colleagues.

Vikings abused and beheaded their slaves

Who were the slaves and where did they come from?

Norwegian viking saga confirmed by archaeological discovery

Archaeologists working in Trondheim in Norway are amazed by the discovery of a human skeleton in the bottom of an abandoned castle well. The skeleton provides evidence that confirms dramatic historical events mentioned in the Sagas.

Viking invaders struck deep into the west of England and may have stuck around

OPINION: There’s no shortage of evidence of Viking raids but historians now think that the Vikings conquered more of the British Isles than was previously thought.

Viking movie will be entirely in Old Norwegian

Liða skaltú ok deyja! — May you suffer and die! Thorough research and hard work has led to one of few films to exclusively use genuine viking language.

Fashionable Vikings loved colours, fur, and silk

The Vikings were skilled warriors, traders, and explorers, but a more fashionable side might also have existed.

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?

Items lost in the Stone Age are found in melting glaciers

Mittens, shoes, weapons, walking sticks – lost in the high mountains of Norway thousands of years ago - are now emerging from melting ice.

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.