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New Evidence of Early Contact between England and Denmark

Danish archaeologists excavating at a site in northern Jutland, have announced finding what they believe to be evidence of early contact between England and Denmark. The artifacts date as far back at 2000BC. They have been sent for further DNA

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Borgring Viking Fortress Animation

Animation video (unfortunately without narration). It shows the layout and excavation sites. Borgring was located/discovered in 2014. The site opened to the public on June 1, 2016. This Trelleborg type fortress is located close to Copenhagen, and excavations are ongoing.

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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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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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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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Rare Viking Age grave found at Odense

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Danish archaeologists have found a stone sarcophagus at the Albani Church in the city of Odense, on the island of Funen, Denmark. It is at the location where it is believed the Danish king Knud IV (Canute) – also known

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