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Viking Age Utensils from Waterford city

This fantastically preserved collection of household utensils was discovered during archaeological excavations in Waterford city. It includes two wooden spoons,…

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Hoard of Islamic silver coins found in Sweden

An interesting find from Uppland in Sweden where archaeologist working for Arkeologikonsult have uncovered a hoard of 163 Islamic coins….

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Bone Ice Skates from Viking Age Dublin

These unusual looking bone objects represent a pair of medieval ice skates. They date from circa 11th/12th century AD and…

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Innovative Viking Project aims to involve Public

As hit TV drama series Vikings returns for a gripping fourth season with Jonathan Rhys Meyers set to join its…

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Odin’s Skull: A Macabre Amulet from Denmark

This rather macabre artefact was found during an archaeological excavation at Ribe in Denmark. It consists of a fragment of…

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A possible depiction of the Viking wolf Fenrir from Dublin?

This small wooden artefact was discovered during the National Museum of Ireland’s excavations at Fishamble Street in Dublin. These extensive…

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Ranvaik’s Casket, an ornate shrine stolen during Viking raids on Ireland?

Now housed in the Danish National Museum, this beautiful reliquary of Irish-type was most likely stolen during Viking raids on…

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Viking Blacksmith’s Grave Uncovered in Norway

The spectacular remains of what appears to be a Viking grave, most likely belonging to a blacksmith, has been uncovered in…

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Thor’s Wood, a sacred grove near Viking Age Dublin?

In late December 999 AD Brian Bóruma, king of Munster, decisively defeated the Vikings of Dublin[i] at the battle of…

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A Viking Age toy boat from Dublin

This image shows a wooden replica of an ocean-going Viking longboat that was discovered during the National Museum of Ireland’s…