Tag Archive: Viking

Archaeologists Find Pre-Viking Ship Burial

Another ship burial discovered this year in the village of Salme may turn out to be a pre-viking era battleground burial, an unparalleled find in Europe. So far, 16 skeletons of men killed in battle have been discovered on the site. There is no doubt that a fierce struggle took place some 1,250 years ago…

‘Sensational’ Discovery Archeologists Find Gateway to the Viking Empire

For a century, archeologists have been looking for a gate through a wall built by the Vikings in northern Europe. This summer, it was found. Researchers now believe the extensive barrier was built to protect an important trading route. Their attacks out of nowhere in rapid longboats have led many to call Vikings the inventors…

Valhalla Rising Trailer

*Archivist Note: I’m not entirely sure this is going to be a good movie. But I am intrigued by the trailer. You can’t really go wrong with Vikings, axes, blood and guts! I will be catching this if it ever comes to a theater near me. Warning: The trailer contains scenes of graphic violence and…

Medieval warriors descend on Esk

By day they are normal men and women, but at weekends they become marauding medieval knights and maidens. The weekend warriors, who call themselves the New Varangian Guard, will descend on Esk later this month to showcase the earlier Varangian Guardsmen of Viking origin and their many exploits and accomplishments. The group, comprising men and…

Viking anchor to return to the Isle of Skye

An ancient anchor found buried in peat is to return to Skye following analysis by experts at National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh. Graeme MacKenzie discovered the rusting artefact while digging a drain close to his home on the island. Under Treasure Trove rules, the crofter said he would receive a “modest sum”. Mr MacKenzie, a…