CATEGORY: Vikings
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

Globetrotting Vikings: To the Gates of Paris
November 22, 2016

There was nothing romantic about the Vikings’ visits to Paris in the 9th century, but their journeys transformed an island market town into the capital of France. Read More

What Was Life Like for Women in the Viking Age?
November 18, 2016

Women in the Viking Age enjoyed more freedom and held more power in their society than many other women of their day. Read More

Unique Tomb Found in Denmark Contains Remains of Viking Power Couple
June 28, 2016

Archaeologists in southwest Denmark have discovered a tomb in a Viking burial ground containing the rare remains of a man and woman of high social status. Read More

Satellite Technology Suggests New Viking Site in Canada
April 5, 2016

Using a technique known as space archaeology, scientists have found evidence of a Norse settlement 300 miles south of L’Anse aux Meadows, the only confirmed Viking site in North America. Read More

The Enduring Mystery of the Lewis Chessmen
February 25, 2016

The mystery of who fashioned the precious ivory Lewis Chessmen lingers 800 years after the world’s most famous chess pieces were crafted. Read More

This Year in HISTORY: 2015
December 30, 2015

As we close the book on 2015, take a look back at some of the remarkable stories that made history this year. Read More

Viking Treasure Trove Unearthed from English Field
December 11, 2015

A hoard of 1,100-year-old silver coins and Viking jewelry discovered by an amateur treasure hunter with a metal detector could rewrite English history. Read More

Hiker Discovers 1,200-Year-Old Viking Sword in Norway
October 26, 2015

While hiking on a mountain path in south-central Norway, a man recently stumbled on a well-preserved Viking sword that archaeologists say dates back to A.D. 750. Read More