Month: November 2015

Major Viking Age Find at Karleby in Denmark

Roskilde Museum has announced that an amateur metal detector archaeologist back in August made a discovery of almost 400 Viking Age artifacts in a field near the town of Karleby in Denmark. The artifacts include coins, silver cups, a 25cm

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“Viking: The Berserkers” – Movie Trailer

Trailer for upcoming Viking themed movie “Viking: The Berserkers”…

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Russian movie “VIKING” coming in 2016

Following trailer appeared couple of days ago, for a Russian-made movie called “VIKING”. Almost naturally/logically the story centers around the Kievan Rus, and the struggle for control of Novgorod. The plot draws historical inspiration from the “The Tale of Bygone

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Gislinge Boat Launches at Roskilde Viking Ship Museum

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The Gislinge Open Source Boat Project at Roskilde Viking Ship Museum has been mentioned in several previous news updates here over the past 6 months. The museum has been very active and good in updating on the progress of the

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Large Viking Age hoard found at Omø in Denmark

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Danish metal detector enthusiast finds 550 silver coins, jewelry and other silver objects scattered on a small area in a field at Omø in Denmark. The coins included a number of so-called Harald Bluetooth coins from approximately 975-980AD which have

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Traces of Old Norse in the English Language

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It’s not only in places names in for instance France and England, or in the days of the week names (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Freday) – that Old Norse has left its mark. Also in common everyday words there are traces.

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“The Last Kingdom” TV Series Trailer

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