More than 130 years ago, a Swedish farmer discovered a black dragon — a Viking carving of one, that is. Now, archaeologists have found a metal dragon made from a mold much like this one.
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.
A newly discovered Viking dragonhead pin nearly matches a dragonhead mold found more than 130 years ago.
Here's how Viking navigators may have accidentally sailed on to the mainland of North America while looking for Greenland.
The famed Viking post has been described in sagas passed down over hundreds of years. But its location has been lost to history, until now.
The Vikings' dining choices - that is, chowing down on fish - caused scientists to make a radiocarbon- dating blunder.
Archaeologists in Denmark have unearthed the remains of a 1,500-year-old farming village near the famed Viking site of Jelling in central Jutland.
The discovery of a Viking-age fortress in Denmark has shed new light on a network of military sites built by the 10th-century Danish king Harald Bluetooth, according to archaeologists.
The Viking-age fortress is likely part of a network of military sites built by the 10th-century Danish king Harald Bluetooth.
Archaeologists have discovered a boat grave and possible human remains dating to around the time the Vikings started exploring and raiding lands across Europe.
A Viking burial in Birka, Sweden, long thought to belong to a male warrior, was actually of a woman.
Thousands of Viking warriors spent the winter camped along a river in Lincolnshire, England, in the late ninth century, playing games and preparing for the next raiding season.
Archaeologists recently found a 1,000-year-old toy Viking ship during an excavation of a site in central Norway.
The boat burial, found in Western Scotland, contained a rich collection of grave goods, suggesting the person lying within was a prominent individual.
Archaeologists have discovered a 1,000-year-old set of iron tools at the Viking fortress of Borgring, on the island of Zeeland in eastern Denmark.