CATEGORY: Vikings
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

Islamic Ring Found in 9th-Century Viking Grave
March 20, 2015

Discovered more than a century ago in a Swedish grave, a ring bearing an Arabic inscription confirms contact between the Vikings and the Islamic world. Read More

First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years Coming to Iceland
February 18, 2015

For the first time in a millennium, Iceland will have a shrine honoring the ancient Norse gods once worshipped by the Vikings. Read More

Women Also Set Sail on Viking Voyages, Study Shows
December 10, 2014

Newly released DNA evidence suggests that Norse women also took to the seas to help settle new lands. Read More

The Viking Explorer Who Beat Columbus to America
October 8, 2013

Leif Eriksson Day commemorates the Norse explorer believed to have led the first European expedition to North America. Read More

Viking-Era Ring Unearthed in Northern Ireland
September 12, 2013

A recently discovered piece of Viking jewelry may date back to the 10th century. Read More