A bit of history that took place long, long, long before the Viking Age. But it’s so fascinating that I want to mention it here. In Norway, Bronze Age carvings have been found of ships. Do have a look, the photos of the images are just amazing to see on Science Norway.
Whoa! The views on my site are exploding today! Must have something to do with the start of the Gjellestad ship excavation… see NKU.no.
This week’s news highlight is the discovery of board game pieces from Roman Iron Age times in Norway. This game is thought to be the predecessor of the Viking Age hnefatafl. Two of the most interesting reads are on LiveScience.com and ScienceAlert.
The ship burials on Edøy island, Norway.
When you live in Norway and decide to renovate only to discover there’s a Viking Age grave underneath your house…
Yesterday, a report was published about a Viking Age woman’s grave in Kvaløya, Norway. The report is in Norwegian, but there is a thoughtful post in English by Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir on her blog Valkyrie, highlighting special aspects to this grave. It might not be as spectacular as the Birka warrior grave, but there are enough details to give you food for thought. And if you’re interested, I recently wrote The Briefest Book Review (12) about a book she published very recently that is also called Valkyrie.