Archeologists discovered the woman’s burial had actually been placed within an older, pre-existing burial. Think Russian dolls, but with Viking ships.
It’s a well-known fact of history that the Vikings got around, both figuratively and literally. They reached distant lands as far as Bagdad in the Middle East and Newfoundland in North America, and they tended to leave behind more than…
If the Vikings can be broadly split into three distinct groups, the question becomes: what was the difference between Danish, Norwegian, Swedish Vikings?
Do you use the word Viking correctly? Language matters, and how a person uses language significantly affects their worldview and how they perceive people, objects, and concepts.
That they appeared suddenly in the historical record has launched historians, archeologists, and various fields of science on a quest to answer the question: What caused the Viking Age?