Month: April 2015

Vikings season 4 is a reality and coming in 2016!!

Season 3 has just ended, and the History Channel has announced that it has renewed ‘Vikings’ for a season 4, which will air in 2016. For those of you who cannot wait, then in several interviews plot and character spoilers

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Viking Age Legacy in Week Day Names

The Viking Age has left traces still evident today, also in something as common as the names of the days of the week. In the English, Germanic and Scandinavian languages no less than four of the seven week day names

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Viking winter base found in Ireland

In 2010 Irish archaeologists managed to find the second of the two Viking settlements mentioned in the Annals of Ulster. The Linn Duchaill site is located beside the river Glyde, south of Dundalk Bay and about 75km from Dublin (which

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Viking Age Legacy in Week Day Names

The Viking Age has left traces still evident today, also in something as common as the names of the days of the week. In the English, Germanic and Scandinavian languages no less than four of the seven week day names

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Dannevirke “Wiglesdor” Gateway Excavation

Located in present-day Germany, the Dannevirke Wall (“the work of the Danes”) was for centuries the border between the Danes and Germanic peoples to the south. Actually Dannevirke is a patchwork of earthwork walls running east to west 30 kilometers

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Vikings present in Ireland earlier than previously known

While the Viking Age in Britain traditionally has been quoted as AD793, then based on the Annals of Ulster then AD795 has been the year thought to be the first Viking attack in Ireland. While this may be the first

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New research into Viking activity on Iberian Peninsula

Sagas, chronicles and other written source mention the Vikings both coming into contact with, trading with and raiding the Iberian Peninsula during the time of the Arabic/Muslim reign. However, almost no archaeological evidence has been found. Interestingly, no major or

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