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  • 700-year-old Danish 'Civil War' coins uncovered

    02/13/2016 1:07:58 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | unattributed
    A horde of 700 year-old coins has been found by a group of metal detectors in a Jutland field being excavated by archaeologists, the Viborg Museum announced on Wednesday. Coins dating back to a tumultuous period of civil war in Denmark were found in a field south of Foulum and are being put on display at the Viborg Museum. The museum said that three members of the Central Jutland Detector Society (Midtjysk Detektorforening) discovered the mediaeval coins, which are thought to have been hidden during the first half of the 1300s, a period of internal unrest in Denmark which culminated...
  • The Viking Torture Method So Grisly Some Historians Don’t Believe It Actually Happened

    11/23/2018 8:05:31 PM PST · by vannrox · 72 replies
    All that's Interesting ^ | November 5, 2018 | William DeLong
    Viking sagas describe the ritual execution of blood eagle, in which victims were kept alive while their backs were sliced open so that their ribs, lungs, and intestines could be pulled out into the shape of bloody wings. PinterestA blood eagle execution. The Vikings didn’t come into towns walking on moonbeams and rainbows. If their sagas are to be believed, the Vikings cruelly tortured their enemies in the name of their god Odin as they conquered territory. If the suggestion of a blood eagle was even uttered, one left town and never looked back. Viking sagas define blood eagle as...
  • An Interview of Arthur Herman (Your Welcome)

    11/01/2018 6:02:51 PM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    Your Welcome ^ | 1/1/18 | Michael Malice
    On this episode of "YOUR WELCOME" Michael Malice is joined by author and historian Arthur Herman. Arthur has written a number of books including The Idea of Decline in Western History, How the Scots Invented the Modern World about the Scottish enlightenment and Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Listen as he talks to Michael about Plato and Aristotle, Douglas MacArthur, Joe McCarthy and his forthcoming book about the Vikings...
  • Thousands of objects discovered in Scandinavia's first Viking city

    09/15/2018 11:16:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | September 13, 2018 | Soren M. Sindbaek for ScienceNordic
    Archaeologists from Aarhus University and Southwest Jutland Museums (Denmark) have been excavating... down to three metres... Thousands of items discovered beneath the streets of Ribe... everything from beads, amulets, coins, and lost combs, to dog excrement and gnawed bones... a piece of a lyre (a harp-like stringed instrument), complete with tuning pegs. This discovery alone gives the Viking trading city of Ribe a whole new soundtrack.Another extraordinary find is the discovery of runic inscriptions...The people who lived here weren't primarily farmers for household purposes but were craftsmen, seafarers, tradesmen, innkeepers, and maybe even lyrists...The early period of Ribe is a...
  • Viking Skeleton’s DNA Test Proves Historians Wrong

    09/08/2017 11:54:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 8, 2017 | Natalie O'Neill
    The remains of a powerful viking — long thought to be a man — was in fact a real-life Xena Warrior Princess, a study released Friday reveals. The lady war boss was buried in the mid-10th century along with deadly weapons and two horses, leading archaeologists and historians to assume she was a man, according to the findings, published in in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Wrong. “It’s actually a woman, somewhere over the age of 30 and fairly tall, too, measuring around [5’6″] tall ,” archaeologist Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson of Uppsala University, who conducted the study, told The Local.
  • The first female Viking warrior: DNA study reveals high-ranking military leader buried [tr]

    09/08/2017 12:21:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 8, 2017 | Cheyenne McDonald
    Viking era tales of fearsome female warriors fighting side-by-side with men have long aroused suspicions that women may, too, have dominated the battlefield. But, with little evidence to prove their presence, the idea has remained controversial, and many have dismissed it as folklore. Now, for the first time, scientists have confirmed the existence of a female Viking warrior, using DNA retrieved from a 10th century skeleton buried in the Swedish Viking town, Birka.
  • Ballast: Creating Cultural Connections Across Time and Space

    03/20/2018 4:26:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    object matters ^ | probably March 2018 | Mats Burström
    Along the shores in Newfoundland there is an abundance of flint to be found although this material does not occur naturally in the area. The reason for the presence of flint is that it was used as ballast by sailing vessels in the transatlantic migratory fishery that started in the beginning of the sixteenth century and lasted for about four centuries. During this period several millions of tons of material were relocated as ballast from the coasts of England and France to Newfoundland. Among this huge amount of relocated material there are some supposedly Palaeolithic artefacts that have been brought...
  • Viking longship to sail across North Sea - The Sea Stallion of Glendalough

    05/27/2007 7:36:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 3,185+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/27/07 | Jan M. Olson - ap
    ROSKILDE, Denmark - On the skipper's command, deckhands haul in tarred ropes to lower the flax sail. Oars splash into the water. The crew, grimacing with strain, pull with steady strokes sending the sleek Viking longship gliding through the fjord. A thousand years ago, the curved-prow warship might have spewed out hordes of bloodthirsty Norsemen ready to pillage and burn. This time, the spoils are adventure rather than plunder. The Sea Stallion of Glendalough is billed as the world's biggest and most ambitious Viking ship reconstruction, modeled after a warship excavated in 1962 from the Roskilde fjord after being buried...
  • [Viking ship replica] Sea Stallion arrives in Inverie, Scotland

    07/31/2007 11:54:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies · 478+ views
    Sail World ^ | Saturday, July 28, 2007 | Tinna Damgard-Sorensen
    The Sea Stallion right before arrival to the Orkney Islands Pastime and cosy atmosphere. Sea Stallion taken from the support vessel 'Cable One' by the Viking ship And the further on, 4 hours of rowing in between the Orkney - Sea Stallion.
  • Irish River Find May Be First Discovery Of Viking Ship

    01/29/2007 9:25:44 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 1,151+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1-26-2007 | Andrew Bushe
    Irish river find may be first discovery of Viking ship by Andrew Bushe Fri Jan 26, 5:29 PM ETAFP/Scanpix/File Photo: A replica of a Viking ship sails off Oslo in 2006. An ancient boat discovered... " DUBLIN (AFP) - An ancient boat discovered in a riverbed north of Dublin may be the first Viking longship found in the country, Environment and Heritage Minister Dick Roche said. The wreck in the River Boyne, close to the northeastern port of Drogheda, was described by Roche as potentially an "enormously exciting discovery". The vessel, nine metres (30 feet) wide by 16 metres long,...
  • Replica Viking longship sets sail - Sea Stallion of Glendalough

    07/01/2007 12:16:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1,153+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/07 | Jan M. Olson - ap
    ROSKILDE, Denmark - A 100-foot-long replica of a Viking longship glided out of a Danish fjord Sunday with 65 crew members determined to sail across the North Sea to Ireland. Roughly 4,000 people watched the Sea Stallion of Glendalough begin the attempt to relive the perilous journey its Viking forebear made some 1,000 years ago. The ship is billed as the world's biggest and most ambitious Viking ship reconstruction. It was modeled after a warship excavated in 1962 from the Roskilde fjord after being buried in the seabed for nearly 950 years. "The Vikings are coming back. Be prepared," skipper...
  • Sea Stallion Steps Back In History

    05/27/2008 3:06:51 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 794+ views
    Irish Examiner ^ | 5-25-2008 | Richard Collins
    Sea Stallion steps back in historyRichard Collins on a remarkable Danish replica ship. AT three o’clock next Thursday afternoon Dubliners will be treated to an extraordinary spectacle. The Viking ship Sea Stallion, which has been on display at the National Museum in Collins Barracks, will be lifted 50 metres into the air by a giant crane. Then the huge vessel will be swung out over the three-storey museum building and deposited in the nearby Croppy’s Acre. In the middle of the night it will be moved to the River Liffey, prior to its long sea journey back to Denmark. The...
  • Viking voyage: The crew's diary

    07/13/2007 7:40:37 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 49 replies · 986+ views
    news.bbc.co.uk ^ | 07/12/2007 | Hans Jacob Andersen
    A replica Viking ship has set sail for Dublin from the Danish port of Roskilde. It is currently crossing the North Sea, in an attempt to recreate the voyages undertaken by early Norsemen. The volunteer crew on the 30m-long (100ft) Sea Stallion from Glendalough are recording their experiences on the journey. Bad weather is already proving a major challenge. Like the vikings the crew have no shelter from the weather, no cleaning facilities and no lavatories.
  • Real Viking Ship Completes North Atlantic Crossing

    06/30/2016 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 44 replies
    GCaptain.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | GCaptain Staff
    The world’s largest viking ship has arrived in North America after crossing the North Atlantic Ocean on a journey from its homeport in Haugesund, Norway. The Viking ship, named Draken Harald Hårfagre, set sail from Norway with its approximately 32 crew members in late April and made stops in Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland, Canada, before making its way through the Saint Lawrence Seaway to Toronto for the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2016 festival this weekend. Future stops for the Viking ship include Chicago, Green Bay and Duluth, before heading to U.S. east coast with stops in New York City...
  • Body In Well Confirms Viking Saga

    06/12/2016 6:41:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 65 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | June 10, 2016 | editors
    Archaeologists working in Trondheim in Norway are amazed by the discovery of a human skeleton in the bottom of an abandoned castle well. The skeleton provides evidence that confirms dramatic historical events mentioned in the Sagas. The location and contents of the well are mentioned in Sverre's Saga, a chronicle of one of the kings of Norway, and one of very few historical manuscripts describing events in the Norwegian Viking age and medieval period. Scholars have questioned the chronicle's trustworthiness as a historical document. But now, at least one part of the saga seems to hold truth -- down to...
  • Amateur archaeologist finds Denmark’s oldest crucifix

    05/17/2016 8:42:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    cphpost.dk ^ | 5-17-16 | Christian W
    When amateur archaeologist Dennis Fabricius Holm got off work early last Friday and decided to spend a couple of hours searching a little field in Funen with his metal detector, little did he know he was about to make history. Holm stumbled across one of the most extraordinary finds in recent times near the little town of Aunslev when he discovered a crucifix that dates back about 1,100 years – Denmark’s oldest crucifix ever found. It could rewrite Danish history. “It’s a completely sensational find that dates back to the first half of the 900s,” Malene Refshauge Beck, a curator...
  • First Discovery Of A Pre-Columbian Port On The Gulf Coast

    04/20/2013 8:33:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | INAH
    A retaining pier wall, four shrines and an unusual circular structure dating to over 1000 years old, have recently been found by archaeologists of the National Institute of anthropology and history (INAH) in the pre-Hispanic site of Tabuco in Veracruz... Tabuco is located on the southern bank of the Tuxpan River 5 km from the sea, on a narrow strip of land between the river and to the south are the mangroves of Tumilco. This Huastec site was explored in the 1940s by Gordon Ekholm, who carried out some initial investigations and determined the dates for occupation at between the...
  • View From Space Hints at a New Viking Site in North America

    04/01/2016 9:28:40 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 43 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 31 March 2016 | Ralph Blumenthal
    A thousand years after the Vikings braved the icy seas from Greenland to the New World in search of timber and plunder, satellite technology has found intriguing evidence of a long-elusive prize in archaeology — a second Norse settlement in North America, further south than ever known.
  • 1,100 year-old Denmark crucifix ‘may change history’

    03/17/2016 12:25:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    www.thelocal.dk ^ | 03-17-2016 | Staff
    A cross discovered by an amateur Danish archaeologist may "change history" according to an expert, who believes the cross may date from before Christianity is thought to have reached Denmark. An amateur archaeologist on the island of Funen made a startling discovery last week – a necklace resembling Jesus on the cross. But after posting a picture of the discovery on Facebook, Dennis Fabricius Holm quickly found that the item may have a lot more significance than he had initially thought. “I finished work early last Friday, so I decided to spend a couple of hours searching with my metal...
  • Was Viking ruler Rollo Danish or Norwegian?

    03/03/2016 8:11:39 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 74 replies
    The Local ^ | Published: 02 Mar 2016 11:49 GMT+01:00 | The Local
    Norwegian researches opened a tomb containing the remains of descendants of Viking leader Rollo in Normandy, France on Monday with the aim of putting an end to a centuries-long debate: was Rollo Danish or Norwegian? Norwegian researchers opened a tomb containing the remains of descendants of Viking leader Rollo in Normandy, France on Monday with the aim of putting an end to a centuries-long debate: was Rollo Danish or Norwegian? “We have worked on investigating this for about seven years, so to finally obtain material that we can test for DNA is huge,” historian Sturla Ellingvåg told NTB. Rollo was...