Woodstown – A 9th Century Irish Viking Town

One of the richest Viking graves outside of Scandinavia is in Woodstown, where a Viking chieftain was buried with his sword, shield, spear, axe, and a range of personal items like his knife, flint from the Baltic, a sharpening stone, and a ring-pin (which are now on display at Treasures of Viking Waterford in Reginald’s…

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A Quick Guide to the Norse Gods

Freyja, Tyr, Frigg … having a hard time remembering who is who? Check out this great Quick Guide to the Norse Gods. http://www.medievalists.net/2015/01/28/quick-guide-norse-gods/

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Vikings in Ireland before the raid on Lindesfarne in 793?

Tests on excavated remains of four young men found under Dublin’s South Great George’s Street show that they had been buried years, or even decades, before the “start” of the Viking Age. http://www.archaeology.org/issues/168-1503/features/2969-ireland-dublin-early-viking-prescence

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Sverd i Fjell, Norway

Sverd i Fjell is a massive monument in Norway that was built in 1983 to commemorate the Battle of Hafrsfjord in 872, which resulted in King Haralf Fair Hair uniting the three districts of Norway into one kingdom. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sverd_i_fjell  

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