Archaeologists unexpectedly discovered a Viking boat burial deep underground in Norway.
During the Viking Age, which lasted from about A.D. 800 to 1066, Scandinavian seafarers raided foreign lands, created new settlements and traded goods such as furs, reindeer antlers and seal fat. The Vikings also explored and set up camps in new lands, including Greenland and parts of Canada. Here's the latest news on Viking discoveries, including Viking boats, graves, treasures, texts and fortresses.
Drought might have played a major role in the abandonment of the Eastern Settlement of Vikings around 1450, new research finds.
Climate change that led to sea level rise and severe coastal flooding could explain why the Vikings abandoned their Greenland settlements.
Archaeologists have revealed the ornate appearance of a Viking heavy sword that is encased in dirt and rust using X-ray analysis.
Archaeologists recently located the remains of the elite Viking that were excavated in 1868 and have been missing for nearly a century.
Archaeologists have uncovered a 62-foot-long (19 meters) Viking ship that dates back more than 1,000 years and likely held remains of a king or queen.
Archaeologists located the buried Viking ship and ritual center in Norway with ground-penetrating radar.
The remains of a Viking ship have been discovered on a farm near a medieval church at Edøy, on the island of Smøla, in Norway.
The discovery of cannabis pollen near a Viking settlement in Newfoundland raises the question of whether the Vikings were smoking or eating pot while exploring North America.
Researchers answer questions following the explosive finding that a Viking warrior was biologically female.