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STORM WARRIOR New Ambitious Viking TV Show

New ambitious Viking Age TV series “Storm Warrior” going into production on location in Denmark. It is set to air in 2017. Exciting news, and hey they themselves mention “Vikings” and “Game of Thrones”, just “more historically realistic” (uhm, so

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The Curse of Beowulf?

The ITV series “Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands” was recently canceled due to low ratings after only one season with 11 episodes (ITV originally announced plans for at least 5 seasons). It thus became the latest in a line of

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Viking Voyages Interactive Map

There is a tendency still today of a perception that in historic times people were not mobile, because of no cars, trains, powered ships or aircraft voyages. However, there was substantial mobility during the Roman Empire era. Also, the whole

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8 locations with lasting Viking footprint

The travel site Trivago has named the following Top-8 Viking Age locations to visit for their lasting Viking footprint: Jorvik Viking Center, York, England Lofotr Vikingemuseum, Lofoten, Norway Ribe Vikingecenter, Ribe, Denmark Waterford Viking Triangle, Waterford, Ireland Birka, Björkö, Sweden

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Viking Impact on Vinland and What Could Have Been

Vikings reaching the Americas started as a legend, which was since proven with the discovery of a Viking settlement in Newfoundland. Since there have been several more settlements found… which naturally stokes the imagination as to just how far and

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Lethality of Viking Weapons

TV shows like History’s “Vikings” and BBC’s “The Last Kingdom” attempt to find the balance between realistically showing the brutal violence of the Viking Age, but at the same time not have it be gratuitous maiming. And the producers should

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Role of Bow and Arrow in Viking Age

When the Norse of the Viking Age are shown, then these Vikings typically wield sword, axes, spears and shields. Images of Vikings holding bows are few and far between – and why is that? Archery gives some clear advantages in

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Trelleborg Should Be A UNESCO Site

The Viking Age ring fortresses found throughout Denmark and present-day southern Sweden are considered unique. Of the 6 know “Trelleborg’s” then the one bearing the name Trelleborg on the Danish island of Zealand was part of the Northern European serial

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Significance of Viking Age Blacksmiths and Ironworkers

Compiled and written by AllThingsViking (August 31, 2015) Came across this article from 2013 on Medievalists.net, named “The Role and Status of the Smith in the Viking Age” – which in turn is an abstract of a thesis paper by

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Flere misvisende udsagn i DR program om vikinger

This post will come in English in the near future… I forlængelse af tidligere blog om faktuelle fejl i DRs ”Danmarks Største Skattejagt”, viste en yderligere gennemgang af programmet, at der var flere misvisende udsagn. Således fortæller en af eksperterne,

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