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Guide to the classics: the Icelandic saga

Opinion: There has been a surge in interest of Icelandic literature, including the sagas. But how much do you really know about these literary classics?

New Viking graves discovered in Denmark

A new archaeological excavation in Denmark reveals the remains of graves and buildings that span the Stone Age, Bronze Age, the Vikings, and right up to the Middle Ages.

’Twas dangerous to insult a Viking

You had to watch your tongue during the Viking era. Insulting someone could get you killed on the spot. But could you get away with murder?

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.