A famous English ship burial contains a rare tar-like substance that comes from the Middle East.
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.
For all their infamous raiding and plundering, the Vikings who attacked from Scandinavia might have been just a bunch of lonely-hearted bachelors, new research suggests.
Archaeologists have discovered one of the largest Viking axes ever found, in the tomb of a 10th-century "power couple" in Denmark.
An unusual 10th-century tomb, containing one of the largest Viking axes ever found, was unearthed in central Denmark.
A gorgeous golden trinket which was recently unearthed by a hobbyist metal detector may be the oldest cross in Denmark.
If the discoveries are confirmed, they would add to the single known Viking settlement in the New World, located at L'Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of Newfoundland.
Archaeologists are investigating three sites that may have served as Viking outposts about 1,000 years ago.
With the help of detailed satellite images, scientists have uncovered what may be a previously unknown Viking settlement in Newfoundland, Canada, news sources report.
The Viking Age may not have started with the plundering of England, but with the peaceful trading of handcrafted combs made out of reindeer antlers, a new study suggests.
A ring with a rose-colored stone constitutes evidence for direct interactions between the Vikings and the Islamic world.
An archaeological dig in Iceland shows that Vikings used to host elaborate feasts with beef and beer to improve their political standing.
Viking women were on board when the ancient Norse sailors colonized new lands, genetic evidence suggests.
The Vikings weren't just a fierce band of warriors with cool headgear. A new archaeological discovery in Denmark supports the notion that these notorious fighters were also decent builders.
With the help of a pair of crystals and a wooden stick, the Vikings may have been able to use the sun to navigate across the North Atlantic even after sunset.
A researcher says he's finally deciphered an obscure Nordic code that had long stumped cryptologists. The code was written with "runes," or letters in the runic alphabet.
A Viking burial in Norway contained the bodies of Viking masters and their slaves, who were probably beheaded and offered as grave gifts, new research shows.