Tag Archives: Viking Culture

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 Weregild: When Money Could Settle Dispute

Viking fight

In the Viking Age, there was a thing known as Viking Weregild. It refers to an amount of money that the murderer paid for the victim’s family. And done, the dispute was settled. “Weregild” was a compound word: “were” meaning man and “gild” meaning “gold”. The word means “price of man”. The payment of the …


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 …


The Untold Truth of Real Vikings in History

Ivar the Boneless Viking Untold Truth of Real Vikings

The Vikings have been gaining so much popularity thanks to the modern adaptation into movies and books. Truth is, this helps modern people learn about the Viking Age. But modern adaptation somehow creates the misunderstanding of the historical Vikings. Indeed, historical aspect is one of many aspects that movies and books focus. They want more …


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 …


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 …


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 …