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CATEGORY: Vikings
DNA Proves Viking Women Were Powerful Warriors
September 12, 2017

It's the first genetic confirmation of a female Viking warrior. Read More

1,000-Year-Old Stump of Wood May Hold the Key to Viking Fortress Secrets
August 18, 2017

It’s the first of its kind to be discovered in more than half a century. Read More

How Did The Vikings Honor Their Dead?
July 20, 2017

Most Vikings were sent to the afterlife in one of two ways. Read More

Viking Camp Comes to Life in New U.K. Museum Exhibition
May 22, 2017

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Danish Viking Tomb Reveals Unprecedented Gems
March 27, 2017

An elaborate gilded horse bridle belonging to a high-status Viking that was recently uncovered in Jutland, Denmark may be one of the most important findings of all time. Read More

Scottish Schoolchildren Give Goldfish a Grand Viking Funeral
March 3, 2017

These kids put their history studies to good use. Read More

Viking Boat Burial Reveals its Secrets
February 15, 2017

Six years after discovering and excavating the first Viking boat burial site discovered on the UK mainland, archaeologists have provided a glimpse into some of the mysteries this rare burial reveals. Read More

Globetrotting Vikings: Crusading to Jerusalem
January 23, 2017

Ushered in with raids on Christian monasteries, the Viking Age came to an unlikely end centuries later with the Nordic warriors joining in the Crusades and fighting in the name of Christianity. Read More

Globetrotting Vikings: The Quest for Constantinople
January 3, 2017

The Vikings coveted Constantinople but could never breach its walls. Only by becoming the personal bodyguards of the Byzantine emperor did the Nordic warriors grab a piece of its wealth. Read More

Globetrotting Vikings: The Raiding of Ireland
December 16, 2016

Ireland appeared to be an easy target for the Vikings, but the politically fractured island’s apparent weakness turned out to be its greatest strength. Read More