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.
Netflix is preparing a spin off of The History Channel’s Vikings. It’s called Vikings – Valhalla. Chronologically, this is situated in the eleventh century when the Viking Age is coming to an end. Prepare yourself for the main characters of Leif Eiriksson, Freydis Eiriksson, Harald Godwinssin and William the Conqueror. Read more on What’s on Netflix.
A nice insight in the evolution of an artist. From a children’s dragon to a amazing comic book dragon. See My Modern Met.
Archaeologists believe they have discovered a fourtheenth century location of a fairground in England. See Current Archaeology.
Awesome stuff. Neil Gaiman’s incredible rendition of Norse mythology is now published as a Dark Horse comic series. Better yet, he is one of the writers…
Time for a tech-update! We all know radio-carbon dating is one of the methods archaeologists use to determine the approximate date of an object. Per 2020, they have created an international standard for it by improving the calibration curve, making this dating method even more accurate. See Archaeology News Network. Or the original article (Open Access) in the scholarly article Radiocarbon, ‘The Intcal20 Northern Hemisphere Radiocarbon Age Calibration Curve (0-55 CAL kBP),’ by PJ Reimer et al. (published August 2020)