Norwegian mountains are full of time capsules. Thousands of years of human and ecological history are preserved in remnant patches of ice. Now this treasure trove of information threatens to melt away, unless we take action.
“Finding embroidered textiles from the Viking Age is so unusual that you almost can’t believe it’s true,” says archaeologist Ruth Iren Øien at the NTNU University Museum.
What a mound of sand, some leftover nails and the box itself tell us about the Viking raiders who stole it — and what they did with it when they brought it back to Norway.
Threats and battle cries in the Old Norse language mix with the sound of sword against sword and swords meeting bodies. The Viking film Trace is now being relaunched in a new version.
She was placed in a burial chamber and took several hundred miniature beads with her on her last journey. Who was the woman who was buried by Valsøyfjord over 1000 years ago?
It has been more than a thousand years since anyone held this sword. But why was it placed on the left side of the grave?
Two people died roughly 100 years apart. Nevertheless, they were buried together. In boats.
Archaeologists at NTNU have discovered the remains of a Viking house from the early Middle Ages. It is a “very rare find,” says project manager Merete Moe Henriksen.
Not too many people are able to identify birds by examining a single feather. But a number of folks need to know that sort of thing, and it can actually save lives.
Disney World wants to showcase archaeological artefacts from the NTNU University Museum for millions of Florida visitors.
What is money exactly, and what’s the connection between modern-day mobile money transfers and the larger-than-life Viking Halldórr?
When archaeologist Geir Grønnesby dug test pits at 24 different farms in central Norway, he nearly always found thick layers of fire-cracked stones dating from the Viking Age and earlier. Long ago, Norwegians brewed beer using stones.
We might not consider it bling, but to the Viking-age woman who wore a fitting from a horse’s harness, it was an exotic piece of jewellery. Never mind that it was stolen from the British Isles during a Viking raid.
There’s no mercy to be found in the Viking film “Trace”— and the threats come at you in the Vikings’ own language.
See a Viking’s grave or travel to the ocean floor. New technology allows archaeologists to easily map excavation sites in 3D.
This gouge may be the result of a successful parry, says archaeologist Ingrid Ystgaard, referring to the deep notch in the shield’s protective metal boss.
Archaeological findings show that Vikings from mid- and western Norway were among the first to make the trip to the British Isles.