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  • The Mystery of Viking Ruler Rollo Continues-- Surprising Discovery in Ancient Grave

    04/27/2017 2:50:32 PM PDT · by SteveH · 29 replies
    messagetoeagle ^ | January 22, 2017 | messagetoeagle
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  • 1,000-Year-Old Viking Toolbox Found at Mysterious Danish Fortress

    12/05/2016 7:50:45 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Live Science ^ | December 2, 2016 07:28am ET | Tom Metcalfe
    The cache of iron tools was first located by amateur archaeologists using a metal detector near the eastern gate of the buried fortress at Borgring. That discovery inspired Holm's archaeological team in August to excavate the eastern gatehouse, where they removed the deposit of earth containing all the tools in one piece — a delicate process that took two days. The next step was to transport the lump of earth, rust and iron to a local hospital, where it was scanned with computed tomography (CT) equipment usually used by doctors to examine the internal organs of their patients. The CT...
  • Thursday Night Breakdown: Cowboys, Riding Win Streak, Face Vikings

    12/01/2016 11:09:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    dfw.cbslocal.com ^ | November 30, 2016 8:57 AM | By Danny Cox
    It’s been a rather strange 2016 season in the NFL. Teams expected to be among the top contenders (Colts and Packers) are fighting for their playoff lives, while teams not expected to do much (Raiders and Cowboys) sit atop their divisions and look to secure home-field advantage. Such unpredictability helps make the NFL exciting and fun each year. Two playoff contenders, the Cowboys and Vikings, will battle it out on Thursday Night Football this week. The Cowboys own the NFC East with the best record in the NFL (10-1). They’re also riding a 10-game winning streak thanks to rookie quarterback...
  • The Real Reason for Viking Raids: Shortage of Eligible Women?

    11/09/2016 6:04:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Live Science ^ | November 8, 2015 | Charles Q. Choi
    For all their infamous raiding and plundering, the Vikings who attacked from Scandinavia might have been just a bunch of lonely-hearted bachelors, new research suggests. During the Viking Age, which archaeological discoveries and written texts suggested lasted from about A.D. 750 to 1050, shipborne crews from Scandinavia went "viking" — that is, they started raiding. However, the causes of these invasions remain uncertain. Previous research suggested a wide range of potential triggers for the Viking Age. One scenario hinted that warm climates led to better harvests and thus larger populations, and that such big groups felt compelled to raid. Another...
  • VIKING KITTIES

    09/22/2016 1:31:05 PM PDT · by Einherjar · 30 replies
    FACEBOOK ^ | SEPT 21 | SAMME
    You’ve heard of ancient Egyptian cats. But Viking cats? Scientists studying cat DNA say that they found cat remains at a Viking site dating to between the eighth and eleventh century A.D. in northern Germany.
  • Teddy Bridgewater suffers 'significant knee injury' at Vikings practice

    08/30/2016 2:36:43 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 25 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 8/30/16 | By Matt Vensel Star Tribune
    Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a “significant knee injury” at Tuesday’s practice, Coach Mike Zimmer said. Bridgewater left Winter Park in an ambulance after a left knee injury that occurred away from contact. Zimmer said he had no timetable for Bridgewater’s return, but said “it doesn’t look good right now” when asked if Bridgewater would play again this season. “We’ll let you know tonight or tomorrow, as soon as we find out the extent of it,” Zimmer said at a news conference.
  • Dennis Green, former coach of Vikings and Cardinals, dead at 67

    07/24/2016 6:07:44 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 4 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 22, 2016 3:54 pm | ABC Radio
    (NEW YORK) — Dennis Green, former NFL coach of the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals, has died at 67. Green spent 13 seasons coaching the NFL with eight playoff appearances under the Vikings. His best season with the team was in 1998 when the Vikings finished 15–1, a record at the time. According to a statement from his family, he died due to complications of cardiac arrest. The Vikings said they were “saddened” by the news of his passing.
  • Dennis Green dies at 67 (NFL coach)

    07/22/2016 8:58:38 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 9 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | July 22, 2016 | Mike Florio
    Dennis Green, former head coach of the Vikings and Cardinals, has died at the age of 67. Green became head coach of the Vikings in 1992, instantly leading the team to a playoff berth. In 1998, he coached the team to one of the best offensive performances in league history. The team finished 15-1 and lost to the Falcons at home in overtime of the NFC championship game. Green and the Vikings returned to the NFC title game in 2000.
  • Irish River Find May Be First Discovery Of Viking Ship

    01/29/2007 9:25:44 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 1,151+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1-26-2007 | Andrew Bushe
    Irish river find may be first discovery of Viking ship by Andrew Bushe Fri Jan 26, 5:29 PM ETAFP/Scanpix/File Photo: A replica of a Viking ship sails off Oslo in 2006. An ancient boat discovered... " DUBLIN (AFP) - An ancient boat discovered in a riverbed north of Dublin may be the first Viking longship found in the country, Environment and Heritage Minister Dick Roche said. The wreck in the River Boyne, close to the northeastern port of Drogheda, was described by Roche as potentially an "enormously exciting discovery". The vessel, nine metres (30 feet) wide by 16 metres long,...
  • Sea Stallion Steps Back In History

    05/27/2008 3:06:51 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 794+ views
    Irish Examiner ^ | 5-25-2008 | Richard Collins
    Sea Stallion steps back in historyRichard Collins on a remarkable Danish replica ship. AT three o’clock next Thursday afternoon Dubliners will be treated to an extraordinary spectacle. The Viking ship Sea Stallion, which has been on display at the National Museum in Collins Barracks, will be lifted 50 metres into the air by a giant crane. Then the huge vessel will be swung out over the three-storey museum building and deposited in the nearby Croppy’s Acre. In the middle of the night it will be moved to the River Liffey, prior to its long sea journey back to Denmark. The...
  • Replica Viking longship sets sail - Sea Stallion of Glendalough

    07/01/2007 12:16:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1,153+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/07 | Jan M. Olson - ap
    ROSKILDE, Denmark - A 100-foot-long replica of a Viking longship glided out of a Danish fjord Sunday with 65 crew members determined to sail across the North Sea to Ireland. Roughly 4,000 people watched the Sea Stallion of Glendalough begin the attempt to relive the perilous journey its Viking forebear made some 1,000 years ago. The ship is billed as the world's biggest and most ambitious Viking ship reconstruction. It was modeled after a warship excavated in 1962 from the Roskilde fjord after being buried in the seabed for nearly 950 years. "The Vikings are coming back. Be prepared," skipper...
  • Real Viking Ship Completes North Atlantic Crossing

    06/30/2016 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 44 replies
    GCaptain.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | GCaptain Staff
    The world’s largest viking ship has arrived in North America after crossing the North Atlantic Ocean on a journey from its homeport in Haugesund, Norway. The Viking ship, named Draken Harald Hårfagre, set sail from Norway with its approximately 32 crew members in late April and made stops in Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland, Canada, before making its way through the Saint Lawrence Seaway to Toronto for the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2016 festival this weekend. Future stops for the Viking ship include Chicago, Green Bay and Duluth, before heading to U.S. east coast with stops in New York City...
  • Body In Well Confirms Viking Saga

    06/12/2016 6:41:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 65 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | June 10, 2016 | editors
    Archaeologists working in Trondheim in Norway are amazed by the discovery of a human skeleton in the bottom of an abandoned castle well. The skeleton provides evidence that confirms dramatic historical events mentioned in the Sagas. The location and contents of the well are mentioned in Sverre's Saga, a chronicle of one of the kings of Norway, and one of very few historical manuscripts describing events in the Norwegian Viking age and medieval period. Scholars have questioned the chronicle's trustworthiness as a historical document. But now, at least one part of the saga seems to hold truth -- down to...
  • First Discovery Of A Pre-Columbian Port On The Gulf Coast

    04/20/2013 8:33:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | INAH
    A retaining pier wall, four shrines and an unusual circular structure dating to over 1000 years old, have recently been found by archaeologists of the National Institute of anthropology and history (INAH) in the pre-Hispanic site of Tabuco in Veracruz... Tabuco is located on the southern bank of the Tuxpan River 5 km from the sea, on a narrow strip of land between the river and to the south are the mangroves of Tumilco. This Huastec site was explored in the 1940s by Gordon Ekholm, who carried out some initial investigations and determined the dates for occupation at between the...
  • View From Space Hints at a New Viking Site in North America

    04/01/2016 9:28:40 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 43 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 31 March 2016 | Ralph Blumenthal
    A thousand years after the Vikings braved the icy seas from Greenland to the New World in search of timber and plunder, satellite technology has found intriguing evidence of a long-elusive prize in archaeology — a second Norse settlement in North America, further south than ever known.
  • Was Viking ruler Rollo Danish or Norwegian?

    03/03/2016 8:11:39 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 74 replies
    The Local ^ | Published: 02 Mar 2016 11:49 GMT+01:00 | The Local
    Norwegian researches opened a tomb containing the remains of descendants of Viking leader Rollo in Normandy, France on Monday with the aim of putting an end to a centuries-long debate: was Rollo Danish or Norwegian? Norwegian researchers opened a tomb containing the remains of descendants of Viking leader Rollo in Normandy, France on Monday with the aim of putting an end to a centuries-long debate: was Rollo Danish or Norwegian? “We have worked on investigating this for about seven years, so to finally obtain material that we can test for DNA is huge,” historian Sturla Ellingvåg told NTB. Rollo was...
  • Evidence for unknown Viking king Airdeconut found in Lancashire

    12/14/2011 10:05:20 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Wednesday, December 14 , 2011 | Maev Kennedy
    Evidence of a previously unknown Viking king has been discovered in a hoard of silver found by a metal detectorist, stashed in a lead box in a field in Lancashire. The 201 pieces of silver including beautiful arm rings, worn by Viking warriors, were found on the outskirts of Silverdale, a village near the coast in north Lancashire, by Darren Webster, using the metal detector his wife gave him as a Christmas present. It adds up to more than 1kg of silver, probably stashed for safe keeping around AD900 at a time of wars and power struggles among the Vikings...
  • Mead, drink of vikings, comes out of the Dark Ages

    12/29/2010 10:09:41 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 67 replies · 3+ views
    hosted ^ | Dec 29 | ALLEN G. BREED
    PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Mead, that drink of viking saga and medieval verse, is making a comeback. But this ain't your ancestors' honey wine. "It's not just for the Renaissance fair anymore," says Becky Starr, co-owner of Starrlight Mead, which recently opened in an old woven label mill in this little North Carolina town. In fact, this most ancient of alcoholic libations hasn't been this hot since Beowulf slew Grendel's dam and Geoffrey Chaucer fell in with the Canterbury pilgrims at the Tabard.
  • Why was a 9th century Viking woman buried with a ring that says ‘for Allah’ on it?

    02/05/2016 12:57:25 PM PST · by beaversmom · 90 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    By Adam Taylor March 18, 2015 Follow @mradamtaylor (Statens historiska museum / Christer Ahlin) In the modern-era, Scandinavian countries have become known for their sometimes awkward embrace of migrants from the Arab and Muslim world. But the history behind that relationship goes back far further than you might expect.Consider the case of a ring discovered in a Viking grave in Birka, a historic trading center in what is now Sweden. The woman in the grave died in the 9th century and was discovered around a thousand years later by the famous Swedish archaeologist Hjalmar Stolpe, who spent years excavating...
  • Swedish woman finds 2,000-year-old gold ring

    11/23/2013 4:58:59 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 40 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | 22 Nov 2013 16:23 GMT+01:00
    A woman was left gobsmacked when she learned the gold ring she stumbled across in a field was 2,000 years old. "I walk through that field several times a week. At first I thought it was one of the little rings we put around the chickens’ feet," Camilla Lundin, 51, told The Local. "I thought it was strange that it was so far away from home." Lundin took the ring home and showed her husband, who also didn't believe it was anything special. But Lundin took a picture which she sent to her brother, who immediately told her it was...