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A tiny dragonhead illuminates life in a Viking trading town

This little head dates from the Viking Age and was produced in unique style.

Raw fish gave the Vikings tapeworms

“I’ve never thought about how they prepared their food – or didn’t,” says archaeologist.

Scientists map the earliest Icelandic genome

Scientists have mapped genetic material from the first generations of Icelanders, whose DNA appears to be more closely matched to present day Norwegians than their Icelandic descendants.

How to decorate like a Viking

To begin with you will need a handy Viking paint chart. Luckily, archaeologists in Denmark have just made one.

Vikings versus Iron Age: Who made the best swords?

How important was steel for the Vikings? Would someone from the seventh century stand a chance against a tenth century Viking warrior?

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.

Unique Viking runes discovered in Denmark

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

Vikings were never the pure-bred master race white supremacists like to portray

A striking feature of the early Vikings’ success was their ability to embrace and adapt from a wide range of cultures, whether that be the Christian Irish in the west or the Muslims of the Abbasid Caliphate in the east.

What made the Vikings so superior in warfare?

We travel back in time to study the tactics of the Norse warriors.

This tiny ornament may have belonged to Harold Bluetooth’s shaman

The small piece of silver was found at a Viking fortress in Køge, Denmark.