Viking Life

Archaeologists Detected Viking Ship Burial in Norway

The archaeologists have scanned a site in Østfold, Norway with a hi-tech radar. Nothing much have been found until the footage of a 20-metre ship below the surface. Indeed, it is a Viking ship burial lying 50cm under the earth. What is different in this Viking ship burial is that the imposing mound once covering …


Inspiring Viking Quotes to Make A Quick Getaway

Inspiring Viking quotes

Daily inspiring quotes are spices to our lives. Viking quotes are not merely speakings of the savage warriors. They are the legacy of the experienced men who fought until their last breath along with their brothers. Viking quotes were the results of years on the ocean and away from home. The life experience of the …


Viking Birka: Important Viking Trading Center Collapsed

modern reconstruction of viking birka town viking hectic town

Viking Birka used to be one of the most hectic Viking trading centers in their time. What remain now are the graveyard of a long gone community. Indeed, Birka now is a hot archaeological spot. By far, the archaeologists have detected 3,000 graves in Birka. Birka is located on the island of Björkö which is …


Saga of Sworn Brothers: Don’t Laugh At Viking Axe

Viking Rollo in Vikings TV series

For long, scholars have been arguing about the Viking Saga of Sworn Brothers. The forever debate revolves around whether this piece of work presented the bravery of the warriors or reflected nothing but violent society. Whatever the result might be, there is only one thing we know for sure. If anyone dared to behead others …


Why Vikings Raided? Because of Shortage of Women

What we commonly know about the Vikings is their great achievement over the water. Much to our belief, the Vikings were the raiders who traveled across the ocean to loot and plunder. But what was their motivation to go on raiding? The Vikings started out with small raids and those small raids gradually became the …


Skuldelev Ships: 5 Viking Ships Recovered From Water

Viking skuldelev ship

The Vikings fascinated us with their great shipbuilding skills. And the stories surrounding the Viking ships fascinated us even more. Many Viking ship excavations turned out to be the burial site. One uncommon excavation of Viking ship was that of Skuldelev Ships. Not only were there 5 ships that the archaeologists could find in the …


Viking Shieldmaiden: Bold, Brave, and Boisterous

Viking shieldmaiden was among the most inspiring things in the Viking age

When we think about the Vikings, we think about the male warriors full of beard hand wielding axe beheading the enemies. If we have to describe them in one word, we will choose “savage”. One cool topic to discuss about the Vikings is the historical existence of the Viking shieldmaiden. The Viking shieldmaidens were the …


Viking Famous Places that Become World Heritage

Viking famous places Thingvellir

Roughly 1000 years ago, the Vikings wielded the axe to plunder and wreak havoc to many people. There was a time that people across Europe did nothing but ran away when seeing the Viking ship landed on the shore. 1000 years later, many problems could not be solved by violence. And the glory of the …


Viking Sword: Viking Symbol of Wealth and Power

We are likely to see sword appear in many historical materials as the main weapon in combat. In the Viking time, sword was not a popular weapon though. The most common one was axe which the majority of the Vikings could afford. Viking sword, however, was the weapon for the elite group of the Vikings. …


Jelling Stones: In Memory of the Danish Kings

Harald Bluetooth erected the Jelling stones in memory of his parents.

Jelling stones are not only the Viking artifact with rune scripts but they are the birth certificate of Denmark as well. Besides the Jelling church are two runic stones. The bigger one was erected by king Harald Bluetooth to honor King Gorm the Old and Queen Thyra. They were the parents of King Harald Bluetooth. …