Tag: England

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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Last Kingdom Behind the Scenes

BBC’s “Last Kingdom” TV-series is based on Bernard Cornwell’s fantastic historic fiction novels about Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Season One is showing on the Discovery Channel in Europe. A season two has been confirmed. In many ways History Channel’s “Vikings” about

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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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Flooding at Yorvik Viking Centre

Press release update from January 5th, regarding the December 29th flooding of the Yorvik Viking Center, unfortunately confirms the fears of major damage to the exhibit. Here’s link to news report from December 29th: Yorvik Viking Centre remains closed until

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Traces of Old Norse in the English Language


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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Caernarfon silver hoard confirmed as Viking Age


In March 2015 near Caernarfon in north Wales a silver hoard was uncovered. And it has now been confirmed as yet another Viking silver hoard. The finds include some very rare coins minted in Dublin, coins from Canute the Great’s

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Monuments in England Re-Purposed by Vikings


Interesting blog article about how Vikings re-purposed and re-cycled sites, stones and objects during their time in England. Sites included burial mounds even as old as from the Bronze Age. Stones were moved and/or re-chiseled. And weapons, silver and jewelry

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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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