Vikings conquered Europe thanks to a technological innovation: tar

Tar may have been the straw that broke Europe’s back.

Eight-year-old in Sweden pulls ancient sword from a lake

This makes her the queen, right?

Ivory trade made Greenland great, then barren again

Turns out a one-trick economy never lasts long.

Vikings may have used crystals to navigate during cloudy weather

It’s a magnificent story that’s got it all — Vikings, crystals, and computer models.

Birds of a feather — A story of Vikings and pillows

Identifying feathers could be extremely useful.

New archaeological findings show that Vikings “imported” from the Celts

Archaeologists were expecting to find beer, but they found something else.

Vikings were not the pure-bred master race white supremacists like to believe

As it so often happens, white supremacists are way off the mark.

Millenium-old Viking burial boat unearthed under a market square in Norway

It was right under the city market.

Viking 1: Laying the Foundation of Space Exploration on Mars

We have touched Mars. There is life on Mars, and it is us—extensions of our eyes in all directions, extensions of our mind, extensions of our heart and soul… — Ray Bradbury, science fiction author, speaking at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, October 8, 1976 Traveling to Mars has been the dream of many people, long before the beginning

Archaeologists unearth what looks like the 2nd Viking Settlement in North America

If confirmed, the findings could rewrite history.

Viking treasure pot, opened more than 1,000 years after it was hidden in modern Galloway

The first images of Viking treasure, stashed in a pot more than 1,000 years ago and buried in a field in Galloway, have been made public by the conservators working to preserve them. The items, including six silver disk brooches, a gold ingot and Byzantine silk, are not currently on display.

Viking gene may carry predisposition to lung disease

A previous study found that Vikings suffered from massive worm infestations, and this may be the key to an inherited predisposition to emphysema and other lung conditions.

New Discovery Suggests the Arabs Met the Vikings in Ancient Times

Archaeologists have uncovered a silver ring with an Arabic inscription in a Viking grave, adding support to the theory that the two cultures had fascinating connections. Different Cultures “I have never seen bodies as nearly perfect as theirs. As tall as palm trees, fair and reddish, they wear neither tunics nor kaftans. Every man wears a cloak with which he

Amateur archaeologist finds 1000-year old Viking treasure hoard with a Metal Detector

A magnificent Viking treasure has been unearthed in Scotland, in Dumfries and Galloway. More than 100 objects, including solid gold jewelry, arm bands and silver ingots, were discovered not by archaeologists, but by an amateur researcher working with a metal detector. The artifacts are thought to have been buried between the 9th and 10th century and they also include a rare early Christian

Ten Mythical Facts That Are Not True

In the 21st century, you would think that all facts that we know about are true. In reality, there are still specific facts that have been circulating which are still based on nothing but old sayings with no scientific or historical meaning to back them up. Let’s try to examine some of the facts and find out how they originated.

Viking boat burial discovered for the first time – archaeologists are thrilled

Archaeologists have uncovered fully intact Viking boat burial site in the United Kingdom, in the west Highlands. Artefacts buried along the viking suggest he was a high ranking warrior, revered and respected. According to Dr. Hannah Cobb, the “artefacts and preservation make this one of the most important Norse graves ever excavated in Britain”. The universities of Manchester, Leicester, Newcastle