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.
The famous Irish king, Brian Boru, is credited with defeating the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. But not everyone heaps praise on the king. Historians have cast doubt on whether Boru's main enemies were the Vikings, or his own countrymen.