Norsemen
Norsemen refers to the group of people who spoke what is now called the Old Norse language between the 8th and 11th centuries. The language belongs to the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European la...
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The Viking Berserkers – Fierce Warriors Or Drug-Fuelled Madmen?
Today, the word ‘berserk’ is used to describe anyone in an irrational, agitated state of mind who cannot or does not control his or her actions.
View From Space Hints At A New Viking Site In North America
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 ar...
Mysterious Viking Sword Made With Technology From The Future?
The Viking sword Ulfberht was made of metal so pure it baffled archaeologists. It was thought the technology to forge such metal was not invented for another 800 or more years, during the Industrial R...
Ten Mysterious Examples of Rock Art from the Ancient World
Rock paintings and engravings are among the world's oldest continuously practiced art form and are as diverse as the wide-ranging cultures and civilizations that have produced them. Depictions o
Viking Age - Timeline
This timeline presents the main events of the History of the Vikings from 793 AD to the establishment of Oslo as a major trade center. The timeline is presen...
Nordic Stone Age
The Nordic Stone Age refers to the Stone Age of Scandinavia.
As the ice receded, reindeer grazed on the plains of Denmark and southernmost Sweden, while along the coast of western Sweden, marine r...
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Nordic Bronze Age
The Nordic Bronze Age (also Northern Bronze Age) is the name given by Oscar Montelius to a period and a Bronze Age culture in Scandinavian prehistory, c. 1700–500 BC, with sites that reached as far ea...
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Iron Age Scandinavia
Iron Age Scandinavia (or Nordic Iron Age) refers to the Iron Age, as it unfolded in Scandinavia.
The Iron Age in Scandinavia and Northern Europe begins around 500 BC with the Jastorf culture, a...
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Viking Age
The Viking Age is the period from 793 AD to 1066 AD in European history, especially Northern European and Scandinavian history, following the Germanic Iron Age. It is the period of history when Scandi...
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Varangians
The Varangians or Varyags (Old Norse: Væringjar; Greek: Βάραγγοι, Βαριάγοι, Varangoi, Variagoi) was the name given by Greeks and East Slavs to Vikings, who between the 9th and 11th centuries ruled...
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Varangian Guard
The Varangian Guard (Greek: Τάγμα των Βαράγγων, Tágma tōn Varángōn) was an elite unit of the Byzantine Army, from the 10th to the 14th centuries, whose members served as personal bodyguards to the Byz...
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Viking expansion
The Vikings sailed most of the North Atlantic, reaching south to North Africa and east to Russia, Constantinople and the Middle East, as looters, traders, colonists, and mercenaries. Vikings under Lei...
Viking expansion - Wikipedia
Duchy of Normandy
The Duchy of Normandy grew out the 911 treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between King Charles III of West Francia and Rollo, leader of the Vikings, known as Northmen, or Nortmanni in Latin. The duchy was...
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Norman conquest of England
The Norman conquest of England was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy, later William the Conqueror...
Norman conquest of England - Wikipedia
Danelaw
The Danelaw, as recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (also known as the Danelagh; Old English: Dena lagu; Danish: Danelagen), is a historical name given to the part of England in which the laws o...
Danelaw - Wikipedia
Rus' Khaganate
The Rus' Khaganate is the name applied by some modern historians to a polity that was postulated to exist during a poorly documented period in the history of Eastern Europe, roughly the la...
Rus' Khaganate - Wikipedia
Settlement of Iceland
The settlement of Iceland is generally believed to have begun in the second half of the 9th century, when Norse settlers migrated across the North Atlantic. The reasons for the migration may be traced...
Settlement of Iceland - Wikipedia
Norse colonization of the Americas
The Norse colonization of the Americas began as early as the 10th century AD, when Vikings explored and settled areas of the North Atlantic, including the northeastern fringes of North America.The Nor...
Norse colonization of the Americas - Wikipedia
Runes
Runes (Proto-Norse: ᚱᚢᚾᛟ (runo), Old Norse: rún) are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets, which were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the ...
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Igor of Kiev
Igor I (Old East Slavic/Russian: Игорь; Ukrainian: Ігор; Old Norse: Ingvar) was a Varangian ruler of Kievan Rus' from 912 to 945.
Information about Igor' comes mostly from the Primary Chronicle. T...
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The Viking Berserkers – Fierce Warriors Or Drug-Fuelled Madmen?
Today, the word ‘berserk’ is used to describe anyone in an irrational, agitated state of mind who cannot or does not control his or her actions.
History of Normandy
Normandy was a province in the North-West of France under the Ancien Régime. Initially populated by Celtic tribes in the West and Belgic tribes in the North East, it was conquered in 98 AD by the Roma...
History of Normandy - Wikipedia
Borre mound cemetery
Borre mound cemetery ( Norwegian: Borrehaugene from the Old Norse words borró and haugr meaning mound) forms part of the Borre National Park in Horten, Vestfold, Norway.The park covers 45 acres (182,0...
Borre mound cemetery - Wikipedia
Mysterious Viking Sword Made With Technology From The Future?
The Viking sword Ulfberht was made of metal so pure it baffled archaeologists. It was thought the technology to forge such metal was not invented for another 800 or more years, during the Industrial R...
Ten Mysterious Examples of Rock Art from the Ancient World
Rock paintings and engravings are among the world's oldest continuously practiced art form and are as diverse as the wide-ranging cultures and civilizations that have produced them. Depictions o
Caspian expeditions of the Rus'
The Caspian expeditions of the Rus' were military raids undertaken by the Rus' between 864 and 1041 on the Caspian Sea shores. Initially, the Rus' appeared in Serkland in the 9th century traveling as ...
Caspian expeditions of the Rus' - Wikipedia
Companions of William the Conqueror
William the Conqueror had men of diverse standing and origins under his command at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, along with others completing his Norman conquest of England until after the Harrying ...
Companions of William the Conqueror - Wikipedia
Revolt of the Earls
The Revolt of the Earls in 1075 was a rebellion of three earls against William I of England (William the Conqueror). It was the last serious act of resistance against William in the Norman Conquest.
Sigtrygg Gnupasson
Sigtrygg Gnupasson was a king of Denmark of the Swedish House of Olaf who ruled in the 10th century, according to Adam of Bremen and Sweyn II of Denmark.Sigtrygg was son of Gnupa and the Danish noblew...
Sigtrygg Gnupasson - Wikipedia
Kingdom of Saguenay
The name "Kingdom of Saguenay" (French: Royaume du Saguenay) supposedly has its origin in an Iroquoian legend, as recorded by the French during French colonization in the sixteenth and seventeenth...