Radiocarbon dating of the mass grave discovered at the site of the Viking camp at Repton, Derbyshire, revealed that the bones date back to the Viking age.
A comb with a runic inscription of the word “comb” has been uncovered during excavations of a Viking Age market place in Ribe, Denmark,
Archaeologists uncovered new artefacts at the site of the Viking winter camp at Repton, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, dating back to the 870s.
Excavations of the market square in Trondheim, Norway, lead to the discovery of a boat grave and possible human remains dating roughly to between the 7th and 10th century.
Viking-era longhouse has been discovered by archaeologists at a site by the Lækjargata street in downtown Reykjavík, Iceland. Archaeological evidence suggests that the building burned to the ground.
Archaeologists uncovered an Anglo-Saxon coin at a site of an important Pictish fort – The Burghead Fort, near Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland.
As excavations at the Dysnes site in Eyjafjörður fjord in North Iceland continue, archaeologists uncovered more artefacts connected with the Viking age boat burials located there.
A piece of carved oak timber, discovered at the Viking fortress at Borgring, allowed for dendrochronological dating of the find and thus the site.
A grave of a potential Viking lord was found among the chamber graves found in Hørning near Skanderborg in Denmark’s, Jutland.
An intact Viking boat burial was discovered in the Ardnamurchan peninsula, Western Scotland in 2011, and the results of its excavations were just published. This is the first boat burial from mainland UK ever found.
Archaeologists believe to have found in Næsby, northern Jutland, Denmark, the burial of the the famous Viking chief Ulv Galiciefarer, the great-grandfather of Valdemar the Great, king of Denmark (1157-1182).
The National Museum of Ireland recently received four items sent anonymously in letters without a post-mark addressed to the “History Museum”. The artefacts are dated to Bronze Age and Viking Age.
Metal detectorist found a 5-centimetre-tall figurine in a field near Mesinge, Denmark. The figurine shows a man with a beard and a impressive headdress with two “horns”. Experts believe it comes from 8th century and represents the Nordic god Odin.
Construction workers placing a lightning conductor at Hagby Church, west of Uppsala, Sweden, discovered a Viking Era runestone that was missing for almost 200 years.
A study of sequenced DNA from remains of cats dated from 13000 BC to 18th century AD reveals how cats spread throughout ancient Eurasia and Africa.
Excavations at Stöðvarfjörður, East Fjords region of Iceland, revealed discoveries that might date the earliest settlement date of the island almost 100 years earlier to the past.
Five goose hunters discovered a sword in Skaftárhreppur district in the area of Eldvatn river in South Iceland. The weapon is said to be at least 1000 years old and is one of only 23 swords from Viking times found in Iceland.
Excavations at the Silkeborg site in Denmark revealed remains of graves and buildings that were dated back to Neolithic, Bronze Age, Viking era and Medieval times. Among the find two high status Viking burials and Trelleborg-type homes were found.