Scandinavia at the beginning of the Viking Age appears to have shared a common culture, as shown by the archeological record, but it later diverged into several distinct groups. As I discussed in my previous blog about the difference between the Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish Vikings, we know the most about the Danes and Norwegians becauseContinue reading “The Swedish Vikings: Who Were the Rus?”
A new research project funded by the Krogager Foundation will seek to uncover deeper insights into the Vikings’ worldview
In this video, I approach the topic of Women in the Viking in a very general discussion. I discuss some of the leading works on women of the Viking Age and broadly overview their approaches to the subject.
That so few helmets have ever been found begs the question: did the Vikings wear helmets? If they did, where did they all go?
The National Museum of Antiquities of the Netherlands had added a recently found silver ring to its medieval collection. Dated to the mid-10th century, museum curators believe the new find was worn as a pendant, indicated by wear marks on the inside edge of the ring.