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

Evidence of Fabled Viking Navigational Tool Found
March 7, 2013

A discovery from the wreckage of a 16th-century ship may finally prove that the Vikings’ legendary “sunstones” really existed. Read More

Vikings Had Mice, Did Travel
March 19, 2012

The Vikings brought the house mouse species to the areas they settled, including Iceland and Greenland, a new study shows. Read More

Viking Chief Buried in His Boat Found in Scotland
October 19, 2011

The first intact Viking boat burial site to be found on the British mainland was discovered recently in Scotland, archaeologists announced. Read More

Did Viking Warriors Bare Groovy Teeth?
July 6, 2011

Viking warriors raiding Britain may have filed their teeth to scare their enemies, according to archaeologists excavating a unique mass grave. Read More

What Did the Vikings Look Like?
April 14, 2011

Researchers have recreated the face of a Viking woman who died some 1,000 years ago, offering what may be the most accurate representation yet of a living, breathing Viking. Read More