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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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Swedish parchment from Viking Age

Swedish historians discover Viking Age parchment having been used as binder cover for a later book. The newly discover Latin texts are believed to date from the period 1070 to 1090. Very few pages from the Viking Age survive within

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Birka Excavations Undercover Viking Age Dragon’s Head

The town of Birka in Sweden was for a long time during the Viking Age one of the key centers of trade and commerce. It is also known for an 1870 discovery of a casting mould for a needle pin

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One Viking place on Lonely Planet’s Top500 Ultimate Travelist

Travel site Lonely Planet has published a book called “The Ultimate Travelist” – where their community of staff and writers have ranked the 500 best places to see in the world. One Viking site in Scandinavia made the list –

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Christianity Also Came to Sweden Earlier Than Thought

Following the announcements by Ribe VikingeCenter of finds showing that Christians lived in Denmark a century earlier than previous thought, then Gothenburg University have announced evidence of Christian graves at Varnhem (inland east of Gothenburg) – that have been dated

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Foteviken tour

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