Tag Archive: 8th Century

Eighth-century skeleton found at Torcello Island

skeleton in Italy

On the island of Torcello, at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice excavation site, some protagonists of the island’s thousand-year history have begun to emerge. A tomb datable to around 700 A.D. has recently been unearthed by the site’s team of scholars hailing from universities throughout Italy, under the scientific direction of archaeologist Diego Calaon…

Hiker finds 1,200-yr-old Viking sword in Norway

Viking Sword

The sword, found at Haukeli in central southern Norway will be sent for conservation at the The University Museum of Bergen. Jostein Aksdal, an archeologist with Hordaland County said the sword was in such good condition that if it was given a new grip and a polish, it could be used today. He said that…

History Channels new scripted series: VIKINGS

Vikings landing | Medieval Archives

Hot off the heels of its popular scripted drama Hatfields & McCoys The History Channel is moving forward with another scripted show: Vikings. Written and created by Michael Hirst, Vikings is based on the life of Ragnar Lothbrok in the 8th Century. Hirst wrote the screenplay for Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. He is…