Vikings in Britain — History’s Chronicles

In the year 787, the first of three Viking ships came from Denmark.  Upon their arrival, these newcomers from the seas were greeted, by the hand of friendship, only to be cut down where they stood. Who were these Vikings that came from the seas of Europe?  They came from Sweden, Denmark and Norway; some […]

Vikings in Britain — History’s Chronicles

Saxon & Viking Gods — History’s Chronicles

Saxons and Vikings worshipped the Norse Gods, in their homelands, but in Britain they became Christians.  They never forgot the religious beliefs of their Gods, these warrior Gods, and their ancestor’s stories of heroic deeds, all in the name of their Gods! Saxons = Woden                  Viking = Odin The Saxon goddess; Eostre, became the Christian […]

Saxon & Viking Gods — History’s Chronicles

Were Vikings colonisers? Part 3 — Archaeo𝔡𝔢𝔞𝔱𝔥

In this part 3 post, I present notes towards a decolonising of the Viking Age in scholarly research, building on Svanberg’s important, often cited, but largely ignored 2003 doctoral thesis Decolonizing the Viking Age 1. In part 1, I charted my modest contribution to broader social media discussions of whether the Vikings were colonisers. In […]

Were Vikings colonisers? Part 3 — Archaeo𝔡𝔢𝔞𝔱𝔥

Were Vikings colonisers? Part 2 — Archaeo𝔡𝔢𝔞𝔱𝔥

Raiders. Traders. Farmers, Adventurers. Outcasts. Lawmakers. The Vikings, however we frame them, remain a subject of endless fascination. Ashby and Leonard 2018: 7. Were Vikings colonisers? This follows on from my intervention into a rather large social media controversy on TikTok. Check out part 1 for details. The key point here is: does the general […]

Were Vikings colonisers? Part 2 — Archaeo𝔡𝔢𝔞𝔱𝔥

Were Vikings Colonisers? Part 1 — Archaeo𝔡𝔢𝔞𝔱𝔥

Were Vikings colonisers? I document my minor contribution to a social media controversy. This might seem to be just another bizarre social media dispute concerning ridiculously simplistic and misleading questions about groups that didn’t actually exist in the Early Middle Ages as popularly understood today (i.e. ‘Vikings’) and about vague terms for complex processes of […]

Were Vikings Colonisers? Part 1 — Archaeo𝔡𝔢𝔞𝔱𝔥

Vikings beat Columbus across the Atlantic by 470 years. Astrophysics and tree rings helped scientists nail down the timeline; Erin Schumaker; Business Insider — All About World Heritage Sites

Photo: Gail Shotlander Thanks to tree-ring dating and astrophysics, scientists have pinpointed the precise year the Vikings inhabited Newfoundland. Source: Vikings beat Columbus across the Atlantic by 470 years. Astrophysics and tree rings helped scientists nail down the timeline.

Vikings beat Columbus across the Atlantic by 470 years. Astrophysics and tree rings helped scientists nail down the timeline; Erin Schumaker; Business Insider — All About World Heritage Sites

What if the KRS is a pre-Columbian artefact? — TOM THOWSEN

into a foreign land, where you have realized that you would not survive. Then you probably leave a message behind. But if you had foreseen that people would call your message a hoax … based on your grammatical errors … you likely got horrified …

What if the KRS is a pre-Columbian artefact? — TOM THOWSEN

Raiding on DNA to explore Vikings’ genetic roots — Delving into History ® _ periklis deligiannis

Republication from  national geographic Image credit: Wikimedia commons . By Erin Blakemore . While our modern ideas of these ancient seafarers paint a very homogenous picture, their reality was decidedly diverse. In popular imagination, Vikings were robust, flaxen-haired Scandinavian warriors who plundered the coastlines of northern Europe in sleek wooden battleships. But despite ancient sagas […]

Raiding on DNA to explore Vikings’ genetic roots — Delving into History ® _ periklis deligiannis

6 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE VIKINGS — From The Darkness Into The Light

We know there are questions around travel amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read our note here. The Vikings are mostly known as a group of aggressive invaders who pillaged and plundered their way from Scandinavia to other European nations from about the 8th to the 11th century A.D. In fact, the word „Viking“ means „pirate invader“ […]

6 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE VIKINGS — From The Darkness Into The Light

Dänische SAGA – Aarhus — FIGUREN UND GESCHICHTEN

In den letzten Jahren hat sich die schöne dänische Stadt Aarhus langsam zu einem Konkurrenten zu Kopenhagen gemausert. Heute hat Aarhus etwa einer viertel Million Einwohnern und ist die zweitgrößte Stadt in Dänemark. Neben einer kleinen HafenCity sind schöne Anlagen entstanden und die vielen Studenten sorgen für ein junges Stadtbild. Wikingerzeit Aarhus liegt an der […]

Dänische SAGA – Aarhus — FIGUREN UND GESCHICHTEN