The Viking shields found on the Gokstad ship in 1880 were not strictly ceremonial and may have been used in hand-to-hand combat, according to a new analysis.
The oldest known inscription mentioning the Norse god Odin has been found on a gold pendant in Denmark from the fifth century A.D.
During the Viking Age (A.D. 793 to 1066), Viking raided, explored and traded from what is now Canada to the Middle East.
A Viking cemetery in England doesn't just hold the cremated remains of these warriors but also the beloved animals they brought from Scandinavia.
Archaeologists in Denmark have unearthed portions of a massive Viking hall, with more of the structure still buried.
Archaeologists have excavated a rare Viking burial in Oslo containing the remains of a high-status individual and a variety of grave goods.
Using a metal detector in a field, a Norwegian man stumbled upon a number of silver pieces dating back to the Viking Age.
Archaeologists in Sweden excavating a Viking grave field have uncovered two burials containing swords standing upright.
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