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Mange fejl i DR’s viking udsendelse fra Bornholm

This post will come in English in the near future… I lørdags (d. 15 aug) sendte DR direkte udsendelse “Danmarks Største Skattejagt” fra udgravning af en viking stormands gård på Bornholm. Målet med det 90 minutter lange program var at

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Old Viking/Norse Storytelling Tradition Still Alive

Writing (besides runic inscriptions) came later to the Scandinavian Viking domains, than other parts of Europe. Therefore, storytelling was the primary way of sharing and entertaining. Factual tales would mix with heroic tales which could mix with mythical/god tales –

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Gislinge Boat Project Easy to Follow on Internet

This replica Viking boat building project at the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum, Denmark, is doing a superb job of sharing the exciting steps of this authentic ship building project. With a blog, often updated pictures on both Facebook and Instagram

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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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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 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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The Viking “North Sea Empire” – It all started 1000 years ago

King Cnut ascended to be king of the Danelaw, upon Sweyn Forkbeard’s death in February 1014. However, Cnut was unable to hold all of England and having been defeated and driven out of England in late 1014, Cnut used the

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Types of Norse sagas

The hundreds of surviving Norse sagas were mostly written in Iceland and Norway during the 12th to 15th centuries. They are grouped into the following 9 types of sagas: The Kings’ sagas (Konungasögur) – Written in the 12th to 14th

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