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The Viking Archive Liveblog, est. 11 July 2018.

19 April 2019, 17:45

Remember the recent excavations at Repton and all that was discovered about the Viking Army? Apparently, there is new information to come in the TV show called Britains Viking Graveyard, airing (Easter) Sunday night on Channel 4.


14 April 2019, 11:37

Ongoing excavations at Lisbjerg church in Denmark offer a a great view into the site’s Viking Age past. From an early medieval stave church and manor house, to the later stone church. Read the fine article on Medieval Histories.


13 April 2019, 10:38

Who composed the Beowulf, that is the question. There’s a new addition to the ongoing debate about this Anglo-Saxon classic and it suggests only one author wrote it (as the great Tolkien himself thought). Read The Guardian‘s article, or the original article in Nature Human Behavior (doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0570-1, behind a paywall).

Beowulf (1908 edition) (Source: Wikipedia).

05 April 2019, 17:07

The journal Antiquity is an excellent resource for ongoing resarch in Viking Studies. The latest article that caught my attention is ‘Rethinking the early Viking Age in the West’ (doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2018.199). Here is an attempt to tackle existing assumptions on why and how the Vikings expanded to the British Isles and the North Atlantic.

The Sea Stallion lowering sail (Wikipedia / Smudge9000).
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