Sif’s Golden Hair Found in Denmark

http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.ca/2015/07/archaeologists-unearth-golden-enigma-in.html These archaeologists are arguing over the possible source of these golden coils, but it’s pretty obvious to me that these were leftovers from the time Loki convinced the dwarfs to make Sif a wig. …the Dwarfs who were in the forge took up the bar of fine gold and flung it into the fire….

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Viking Longhouse Found in Downtown Reykjavik

Amazing what archaeologists are still finding. Archaeologists working in a former parking lot in Lækjargata street in downtown Reykjavík have uncovered what they believe is the ruins of the residence of a Viking era chieftain. http://icelandmag.visir.is/article/one-largest-viking-longhouses-iceland-has-been-found-downtown-reykjavik

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Viking Cats Had Awesome Beards

Have you seen the movie, A Talking Cat!?! It’s awful. Awfully hilarious, if you’re stoned out of your tree, I suppose. Nevermind that, this article talks about Viking Cats: http://www.austere.co/the-history-of-viking-cats They were described as large, strong cats that drew Freyja’s chariot and were so heavy that not even Thorr, God of Thunder, could lift them from the…

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June’s Beard

With the temps hovering in the high 30s, I caved in and trimmed the beard back. I can’t handle the heat. I pine for the fjords!

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The Controversial Norse Coin found in Maine

The Maine Penny, or Goddard Coin, was found in a Native American settlement in Maine in 1957. It could be a hoax, like the Kensington Runestone in Minnesota. Apparently it was found by a local resident among 30,000 other things. You can read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine_penny http://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-other-artifacts/controversial-origins-maine-penny-norse-coin-america-020241#ixzz3YSS7Gv4P

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This Giant Viking Boat Will Sail the Atlantic

  This ship, the Draken Harald Hårfagre, the largest Viking ship built in modern times, will follow the path Leif Eriksson took over a thousand years ago. In May 2016 it will leave Norway and past the Shetlands and the Faeroe Islands before landing in Iceland. Then they’ll aim for Greenland, and then Newfoundland. They’ll sail…

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