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40: Researching the Viking Age

Life in Norway Show Episode 40: A look inside a research centre focused on the Viking Age. Just a few episodes ago I spoke to a Viking ship archaeologist. Today I'm returning to the subject of...
A toy Viking settlement scene in Scandinavia

Viking Settlements in Scandinavia and Beyond

The Norsemen made their mark in northern Europe and beyond. Come with us on a tour of the best-known Viking settlements. Thanks in part to a slew of TV shows, Viking culture has never been more...
The Viking ship grave scan on Edøy Island off the coast of Norway

Second Viking Ship Grave Found on Tiny Norwegian Island

Following a full survey of Edøy island, archaeologists have announced the discovery of a second Viking boat grave. News of the Edøya ship discovery made headlines around the world last autumn. Now archaeologists have finished reviewing...
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Viking Art: Carvings, Metalwork & Modern Fan Artwork

The sword-weilding Norsemen of yesteryear had quite the reputation as warriors. Perhaps it may surprise you to learn that there's plenty of Viking art from the period. If you think that ruthless, seafaring barbarians had little...
Historical Viking ships full of seafaring Norsemen

The Complete History of the Vikings

Over the course of around 250 years, seafaring Norsemen left their homes to pursue riches abroad. The era has become almost legendary and left a lasting legacy on the world. But how much do you know...
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Viking Women: What Women Really Did in the Viking Age

Women in the Viking Age enjoyed more equality and freedom than almost all other women of their time. From warriors to farmers, here's the story of the roles of Viking women. Some recent articles have highlighted...
Viking woman in typical costume of the time

Viking Clothes: What Did The Vikings Wear?

Was there such a thing as Viking fashion? We piece together clues from the sagas with archaeological evidence to bring you this guide to Viking clothing. Have you ever wondered what type the clothes the Vikings...
A Viking longship on a fjord in Norway

Viking Longships: Vessels for Trades and Raids

Discover more about the great vessels the Norsemen used for trade and raids. The Vikings' longships are one of the greatest symbols of the era and remain an icon of Scandinavia today. The Vikings operated throughout...
Inside a Viking Longhouse in Norway

Viking Longhouses: A Glimpse of Everyday Viking Life

Forget the raids and battles for now. Step inside a Viking longhouse to understand what everyday life was really like. You might have the impression that Vikings were constantly either sailing away to find new lands...
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A Viking Grave Mystery in Norway

Archaeologists have uncovered a viking grave with two bodies in two boats, buried one hundred years apart. Who were they, and why were they buried together? The unusual discovery at Vinjeøra in central Norway has been...