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The Viking Runes. The eldest runestones, inscribed with Norse runes, date from the 4th century. These were the Elder Futhark runes. However, the most of the runestones were created during the late Viking Age and thus inscribed with theYounger Futhark...

The Viking Runes. The eldest runestones, inscribed with Norse runes, date from the century. These were the Elder Futhark runes. However, the most of the runestones were created during the late Viking Age and thus inscribed with theYounger Futhark runes.

Portions of DNA passed only from mother to child reveal that about 80 people living in Iceland today possess a genetic variation distinct to one found mostly in Native Americans

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Health, Grooming, and Medicine in the Viking Age: "John of Wallingford, the…

This exquisite historical Viking age knife was probably made from a cut-down sax blade. The blade is pattern welded, and the fittings, shown in more detail to the left and right, are magnificent. The grip is in the form of a bird, with decorations incised into the wood and bronze making up the grip. The total length of the knife is 31cm (12.5in). X-ray images show that the tang is quite short.

Saxes, like any other Viking age weapons, were valuable. When they were damaged or worn, the iron was repurposed, and used for some other tool or weapon. This exquisite historical Viking age knife was probably made from a cut-down sax blade.

Recreations of Viking Age burials by re-enactment group Andrimners Hemtagare. These pictures are meant to illustrate what viking age graves MIGHT have looked like in Scandinavia at the time. They were originally taken to show their personal clothes, tools and utensils in preparation for a viking reenactment event.

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Amazing recreations of Viking burials by the reenactment group Andrimners Hemtagare

An Early Meal: A Viking Age Cookbook and Culinary Odyssey, by Daniel Serra and Hanna Tunberg

“An Early Meal - a Viking Age Cookbook & Culinary Odyssey” is more than just a Viking Age cookbook. It is a combination of a textbook on Viking Age culinary practices and mouthwatering recipes based on archaeological finds and experimental archaeology.

A Viking Age colour palette + bit of info on the dyes. And here's a text only page with a great list of dyes definitely and probably used: www.cs.vassar.edu... And some local colour variations, eg purple in Ireland.

A Viking Age colour palette + bit of info on the dyes. And here's a text only page with a great list of dyes definitely and probably used: www. And some local color variations, eg purple in Ireland.

The only existing Viking Age helmet was found at a Norwegian burial site in1943, among objects which date back to the 900's. Chain mail, three swords, three axes, three spearheads, riding equipment, game pieces and dice were also found. It is believed that one of the buried men was a petty king from the Ringerike area.

“ The Gjermundbu helmet find: Haugsbygd in Ringerike, Eastern Norway, 1943 Museum of Cultural History, Oslo ” “ “This iron helmet is the only one that is found in Scandinavia dating back to the Viking.

INFOGRAPHIC: Exploring the Viking Age in Modern Norway

The Norwegian Vikings! The remains of the biggest Viking ship in Norway was found at Nordfjordeid.

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