Academic article turned popular science article. If you found the recent article in Antiquity about the three Viking halls in Borre a bit much, here’s a really clear summary: ‘Radar Tech Uncovers Three Viking Halls at Royal Cemetery in Norway’ on AncientOrigins.net
It’s Wednesday again and it’s terribly quiet online about Viking Age discoveries. But here is a nice update, though. Remember the double ship burial in Trøndelag, Norway in November 2019? Here is a brief summary in ‘Sailing the Viking Seas‘ in Archaeology Magazine of March/April 2020.
This is a side of the Oseberg ship you will not see very often! Great picture and it’s great they shared this!
This story fits into the Viking Age. Just. And it’s not exactly about Vikings, but it’s such a good story about a medieval manuscript that I wanted to share. On The Conversation is a tale of how Hildegard of Bingen’s Riesencodex (c. 1200) was returned to its original home in Wiesbaden after the WW 2. A true story of courage, wit, and nerves of steel. This is magical stuff for a brilliant screenplay, if you ask me.
I’ve just updated Lindisfarne Island with information about a new discovery! The Digventure team found a stunning hnefatafl piece during their excavations in 2019. It’s amazing. For the breaking news, see today’s article in The Guardian.
I have not written much about Harald Hardrada (yet). This week, I came across this post about his second wife, Thora. Intriguing, and right up my alley of least-known-facts-about-the-Viking-Age! Read the article on History… the interesting bits!