Month: May 2015

Isolated Swedish community used runes in 1900s

In remote Swedish Älvdalen (River Valley) along the border to Norway, it turns out that the local community used runes and runic writing until into the 1900’s. The runes commonly found on buildings and etched in wooden pieces. Also, researchers

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Top10 Norwegian cities and the Viking Age

Nine of the ten largest cities in Norway can trace their history and often also names to the Viking Age. Read about Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Kristiansand, Drammen Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg, Porsgrunn/Skien, Tønsberg and Ålesund below: Oslo – Archaeological evidence of burials before

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Top10 Swedish cities and the Viking Age

Four of the ten largest cities in Sweden can trace their history and often also names to the Viking Age. Read about Stockholm, Uppsala, Västerås, and Helsingborg below.   Stockholm – Archaeological evidence of human activity in the area goes

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Top10 Danish cities and the Viking Age

Six of the ten largest cities in Denmark can trace their history and often their names to the Viking Age. Read about Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense, Aalborg, Randers and Roskilde below. Copenhagen –  Archaeological evidence of human activity goes back several

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