Category: History & Archeology
The hidden centre of power for the first Danish kings may well have popped up from the soil in Northern Germany. Archaeologists have surprisingly found some 200 houses and piles of weapons.
Danish archaeologists said today they had re-opened a mass grave of scores of slaughtered Iron Age warriors to find new clues about their fate and the bloody practices of Germanic tribes on the edge of the Roman Empire.
Oar walking, underwater wrestling and horse fighting – historian examines the sports and games of the Vikings
Playing ball games is an activity played by children around the world. While today’s parents might worry that their sons and daughters might get scrapes and bruises, in the Viking world such a game could end with an axe being driven into an opponent’s head.
The site has been earmarked for enlargement of the parliamentary building but first archeologists were given time to excavate remains that might be found there.
Archeologists will continue to search for remains at the site where Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, was founded in 930 AD, Þingvellir National Park, this summer.
A century-old replica of a Norwegian Viking ship is too expensive for the Chicago Park District to maintain.
Viking invaders could soon be able to negotiate the roads of a village in North England with greater ease, thanks to four unique ‘dual-language’ signs
About 50,000 silver and bronze coins uncovered by men who spent decades exploring one field
Archaeologists excavating an Anglo-Saxon cemetery in Cambridgeshire say the discovery of a woman buried with a cow is a “genuinely bizarre” find.
A museum has raised almost £50,000 to keep a hoard of Viking treasure in Cumbria, where it was found.
In the largest episode of forced migration in history, millions of German-speaking civilians were sent to Germany from Czechoslovakia and other European countries after World War II by order of the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union
Six Lewis Chessmen are to be displayed long-term at a new museum on the Western Isles, where more than 90 of the historic pieces were found.
Archaeologists claim to have unearthed the remnants of a large prehistoric building, which they say could be older than Egypt’s pyramids.