Month: November 2013

Second Viking outpost in Americas?

Increasing evidence points to existence of a second confirmed Viking outpost in the Americas, this time in Canada. Source: nationalgeographic.com  /  Article in English

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Palisade at Jelling confirmed from Harald Bluetooth’s era

Danish National Museum excavations at Jelling in Jutland, Denmark – have dated wood from palisade remains to mid tenth century, i.e. at time of King Harald Bluetooth’s reign. Source: natmus.dk  /  Article in Danish

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TV series “Vikings” – Season Two news

http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/comic-con-2013-vikings-creator-talks-season-2s-time-jump-characters-big-decisions-video-1046

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The Good and Bad of TV show ‘Vikings’

Op-ed piece, contemplating the pros and cons of a fictional TV series like ‘Vikings’ vs historical facts. Source: livescience.com  /  Article in English

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Vikings

10 interesting facts about the Vikings. Source: history.com / Article in English

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Engineering the Viking Longboat

Article takes a look at the Viking longship from an engineering perspective. Source: asme.org  /  Article in English

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Update on official “Vikings” production blog

Update on Season 2 worth reading on the official “Vikings” production blog. Source: history.com / Article in English

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Abandoned Colony in Greenland

New findings regarding the final abandonment of Greenland. Source: spiegel.de  /  Article in English

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Vendsyssel hoard even bigger than first assumed

Additional coins and objects found in connection with the hoard found by amateur archeologists in Vendsyssel, Denmark. Link to the archeologists’ own site: In English Source: jp.dk  /  Article in Danish

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Objects from foriegn cultures used as status symbols

Research and recent finds confirm that Vikings used everyday objects from foriegn cultures as status symbols. Source: videnskab.dk  /  Article in Danish  

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