Tag Archives: Viking Artifact

Viking Couple Amulet: What Does It Depict?

Viking couple amulet

In 2016, the archaeologists discovered a small piece of amulet made of gold on the Aker farm to the East of Norway. The truth is, this is merely one of thousand pieces found across Scandinavia. It is the Viking couple amulet. Roughly 3,000 pieces have been found in Scandinavia. After studying, the archaeologists believed that …


Oseberg Tapestry: Artifact Of Viking Horned Helmet?

Viking Oseberg Tapestry opens a question as to whether the Vikings had horned helmet

Viking artifact always excites us to the core with unpredictable and interesting stories behind remains. Among the most controversial (yet awesome) Viking artifact is the Viking Oseberg Tapestry from Oseberg burial mound. Oseberg Excavation in the 20th century Viking Oseberg excavation has always excited Viking scholars and enthusiasts. Back to the beginning of the 20th …


Viking Excavations That Can Challenge The Scholars

Archaeology is awesome. Because not only does it help us understand what the ancient people did in their time but archaeological artifacts also excite the scholars with new mysteries. In Viking excavations, some artifacts have dazzled the scholars and archaeologists to the core for the unsolved questions. Here are some of Viking excavations that challenge …


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 …


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 …


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. …


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. …


First Viking Ship Replica: Inspired by Gokstad and Crossed Atlantic Ocean

“Viking” was her name, the first Viking ship replica. It is the replica of the Gokstad ship which was the largest preserved Viking ship in Norway. This replica first set sail in 1893 to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The story began by sons of the owner of Gokstad farm Gokstad was a farmland full of …


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 …