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Archaeologists discover ancient Anglo-Saxon island in UK countryside | Fox News

Archaeologists discover ancient Anglo-Saxon island in UK countryside | Fox News

A Sceat, or coin, found at the website. (Credit: Portable Antiquities Scheme) Professionals in the U.K. have found the remains of an Anglo-Saxon island, which they are touting as a site of huge historical importance. Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield recognized the island at Little Carlton near Louth, Lincolnshire. It is believed the website […]

The new Video game ‘God of War’ reolaces Ancient Greeks with Vikings

Reboot fever has moved beyond movies to video games. The latest installment ofthe God of War franchise looks more like a reimagining than a sequel, at least according to the reveal trailer Sony showed off during its E3 press conference. Set in the wilderness of Scandinavia, instead of Ancient Greece like past games, the trailer […]

Viking diet was better than in many parts of the Medieval world

Author: flemishgael Viking diet was better than in many parts of the Medieval world

27 NOVEMBER, 2015 – by MARK MILLER

The Vikings are famous for their great feasting halls, in which an image of a rowdy bunch of beer-drinking men gnawing on meaty bones comes to mind.  But what did

Possible Viking Find Could Rewrite North American History

A team of archaeologists say they’ve made a potentially “seismic” discovery in Canada that could “rewrite the history of Vikings in the New World” — and they did it with the help of medieval sagas and the latest satellite technology. Medieval sagas, considered to be masterpieces of literature from the Middle Ages, capture the stories of the […]

Galloway Viking treasure pot’s contents revealed after more than 1,000 years – BBC News

Image copyright Historic Environment Scotland Image caption The images lift the lid on what was kept in the Viking treasure pot Conservators have released images of the contents of a pot of Viking treasure more than 1,000 years after it was buried in a field in Galloway. Items inside include six silver Anglo-Saxon disc brooches, […]

Tiny Viking crucifix could rewrite history | Fox News

(Vikingemuseet Ladby) Denmark’s Dennis Fabricius Holm got off work early on March 11 and decided to go for a walk with his metal detector near the town of Aunslev. “Suddenly I strike upon something,” he informs nationwide broadcaster DR, per the Local. “Ever considering that I turned over the clump of earth and saw the […]

Did The Vikings Use Crystal Sunstones To Discover America

Ancient records inform us that the intrepid Viking seafarers who discovered Iceland, Greenland and eventually North America navigated using landmarks, birds and whales, and little else. Theres little doubt that Viking sailors would likewise have used the positions of stars during the night and the sun throughout the daytime, and archaeologists have actually found what […]

Galloway Viking treasure pot’s contents revealed after more than 1,000 years – BBC News

Image copyright Historic Environment Scotland Image caption The images lift the lid on what was kept in the Viking treasure pot Conservators have released images of the contents of a pot of Viking treasure more than 1,000 years after it was buried in a field in Galloway. Items inside include six silver Anglo-Saxon disc brooches, […]

Climate change didn’t force Vikings to abandon Greenland, scientists say | Fox News

Submit picture – Heimdal Glacier in southern Greenland is seen in a NASA image captured by Langley Research study Center’s Falcon 20 aircraft Oct. 13, 2015 (REUTERS/NASA/John Sonntag/Handout by means of Reuters) Environment modification might not have played a function in Vikings 10th-century colonization of Greenland and abandonment of their nests 400 years later, according […]

Viking Worm Infestation May Provide Genetic Link To Modern Lung Disease

Evolutionary adaptations established to protect the Vikings from an invasion of parasitic worms may have resulted in certain hereditary qualities that enhance vulnerability to certainlung illness. Throughout ancient times, the side-effects of this adjustment were probably safe, although as individuals later on started smoking and living longer, the removal of specific anti-inflammatory systems appears to […]

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