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Vikings abused and beheaded their slaves

Who were the slaves and where did they come from?

Danish Viking grave reveals archaeological mysteries

New excavations in Scandinavia’s first city, Ribe, suggests rapid change at the end of the 9th century.

Unique Viking tomb contains remains of noble couple

A Viking tomb in Denmark contains the rare remains of two men and a woman and offers more evidence of an international Viking culture.

Replica Viking ship will recreate Norse voyages in Greenland

GREENLAND: Eight volunteers will set sail in June to recreate the original Norse adventure along the west coast of Greenland. During the voyage, archaeologists hope to learn more about the Greenlandic Norse culture.

Viking sagas published in Danish for the first time

The Viking sagas were once considered too vulgar and violent to be published in Danish. But they have now been given a new lease of life and are published in modern Danish for the first time.

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.

Unique jewellery from the British Isles found in Danish Viking grave

A Danish Viking burial site contains a buckle that may have come from Ireland or Scotland.

Archaeological breakthrough could solve the mystery of Greenland’s Vikings

Archaeologists develop new method, which might finally tell us why the Vikings migrated to Greenland.

The first Danish kings were pirates

Medieval pirates and buccaneers founded Denmark. A new project investigates who the pirates really were and how they affected the formation of the Danish kingdom in its infancy.

The Viking’s grave and the sunken ship

See a Viking’s grave or travel to the ocean floor. New technology allows archaeologists to easily map excavation sites in 3D.