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Viking Stones: Andre Image Stones Explained

Viking Andre Image Stones Explained

Andre Image Stones were the collection of Viking images and runes. The stones dated back to around 8th century or 10th century. The Andre stones used to be materials to construct buildings in the past. Until the archaeologists found out how valuable the stones were, they started to protect the Andre Image Stones. This Andre …


Unbelievably Awesome Viking Artifacts You Don’t Know

What helps us learn more about the Viking glory are not simply their tales and mythology. The Vikings left us things that no other planet could offer us. Viking artifacts do nourish our understanding into the Viking glory that lost. This blog post will present to you 5 unbelievably awesome Viking artifacts. Oseberg Viking Ship …


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 …


Viking Symbols Appeared on the Viking Artifact

Viking runestone and Viking symbols

For the Vikings who often engaged themselves in battle and lead a life in either harsh weather and disasters, battling and surviving skills were not enough to soothe their fear. They needed something to help them overcome their fear. Then they developed a system of Viking symbols that the Vikings believes could endow them with …


Thor Hammer Pendant: Viking Reaction to Christianity?

The glory of the Viking Age lasted roughly 3 centuries. Towards the end of its peak, the Vikings had the chance to met the Christians. And in the same time, they gradually converted themselves into the the Christians. However, according to the scholars, the Vikings once showed their resistance to the Christianity. A group of …


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. …


Tune Ship: The First Discovered with Unskilled Dig

The Tune Ship was the first Viking ship ever excavated in 1867

The Viking Tune ship is now on display in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway. This is the first Viking ship that the archaeologists excavated in 1867. By far, it has become one of the best preserved Viking ships in the world. The heavy-handed and unprofessional excavation It was during the time that the …


Viking Odin Artifact: The Viking Cult of Odin Worship

Viking Odin Artifact featuring Odin the Allfather on his High Throne with his ravens and wolves

Odin was among the most important and influential gods in the Viking belief. The Vikings respected and worshiped Odin who was the chief god of Asgard and god of war. From the Viking tales to the Viking archaeological excavation, we can see traces of Odin worship. Viking Odin artifact contributes a lot to describe the …


Viking Ship Excavation: Great Constructions and Luxurious Tombs

Image of Viking ship excavation Viking ship Oseberg

By far, there have been 13 ships have been found in Northern Europe. Among them are three famous Viking ships on display for the public eye. In the past, it was those ships that carried the Vikings across the high waves and carried the dead to the land of afterlife. After all, those ships set …