Tag: Scandinavia

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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Viking Afterlife – Norse religion and beliefs

Another great 50 minute lecture-style presentation about Norse religion, beliefs and views on the Viking afterlife in the Viking Age by the guys from Hurstwic. Including talk about sources, and stories about how Vikings viewed death and the universe. Presentation

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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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Viking Age Norse Runes

Superb new 50 minute lecture-style presentation of Norse runes in the Viking Age by the guys from Hurstwic. Covers the Elder Futhark runes, Younger Futhark runes, links with Latin, runestones and more… The text description on YouTube promises there will

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Origins of Old Norse Viking Names

Very informative video about the origins of Old Norse Viking names. The names were predominantly constructed by combining two words. Suffixes were specifically male or female. The same prefixes could be used with either. Examples like: Harald Bluetooth, Sweyn Forkbeard.

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Viking Age Norse religion

Superb 50 minute lecture-style presentation of Norse religion in the Viking Age by the guys from Hurstwic. Including stories about Odin, Thor and events around Ragnarok. The text description on YouTube promises this will be the first in a series…

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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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History renews “Vikings” for 5th season

Not unexpected given the viewer success, then History Channel has renewed “Vikings” for 5th season. This then also gives Michael Hirst and the rest of the production team a chance to redeem themselves after the historical mess they’ve blundering ever

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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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