Last December 2017, archeologists found a comb and a piece of bone in the old marketplace of Ribe in Denmark. Both items date back to c. 800 CE to the time that Ribe was […]
News from Cork, Ireland where a Viking Age wooden weaver’s sword has been revealed. The event took place during the visit of the Norwegian ambassador to Ireland in September 2017. This […]
Last Update: 15 July 2017. An amateur archaeologist found a Viking Age toolbox in 2014 in Lellinge, Denmark (Vintage News). The Danish Castle Centre and Aarhus University then sent in […]
Last Update: 30 July 2017. Quick summary An ongoing archaeological excavation in Iceland has excitingly revealed two (possibly three) boat graves and several regular graves from the Viking Age. Results […]
What are Viking Age tapestries? Why has never anyone told us about these textiles before?
Haggis is the quintessential Scottish dish. Or is it? In 2009, a brave(?) English historian declared haggis to be of English origins! This made the BBC News headlines (3 August 2009) and […]
Before publishing further columns, I want to raise a few housekeeping points, so we all know where we stand.