Archaeologists are excavating near Viggbyholm in Sweden. They have found objects dating to the fifth and sixth century, definitely Late Iron Age. There are also signs of possible Viking Age structural elements that might be signal a Viking Age farm. See the press release at Arkeologerna. Photos can be found on their Flickr account. If this turns into a bigger story – I will turn it into a news article!
Never saw this image before from Lund cathedral with Finn the Giant hugging the pillar in the crypt. If you’re interested in more wonderful things like this, see #Museumsunlocked on Twitter.
In the eighteenth century, a Swedish runestone moved from Sweden to Scotland. Recently, they moved the stone for the third time. Find out where it ended up!
Legendary queen of Sweden. Later wife of Sweyn Forkbeard.
A new interpretation of the inscription of the Rök Runestone in Sweden discusses a possible fear for climate change around 800 CE. The scholarly article is entitled “The Rök Runestone and the End of the World.” and is published in the journal Futhark (doi 10.33063/diva401040).
Two new ship burials either from the Vendel period or the Viking Age.