Isn’t language just magical all by itself? I love this title with two words that summon a mystical world by their pronounciation, rhythm and meaning alone. Before I get lost in linguistics, let me quickly tell you about the research of an expert whose study on Orcadian runecarvers can be read and heard on the ever-informative Medievalists.net.
1066 – Battle of Stamford Bridge
Another runestone is found in Sweden.
The Greek called Thule the ultimate northern destination of their world. It was an island, somewhere far north. Apparently, inhabitants of the Norwegian island of Smøla believe that Thule is their island… read about the how and why in Hakai Magazine.
1241 – Death of Snorri Sturluson
What can 442 human remains tell us about the Viking Age?