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Replica of the Fröjel brooch (Photo: Mikael Lindmark)
A database of Scandinavian and Anglo-Scandinavian female personal ornaments in England. This research forms the basis of the book 'Viking Identities: Scandinavian Jewellery in England.'

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A blog about re-enactment of the Viking Age

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A printable Viking paper doll with clothes and accessories that can be cut out and coloured in.

An oval brooch (Sweden) in the collections of the MAA, Cambridgein the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge. Oval brooches were a distinctively Scandinavian dress item, and are relatively rare finds in England.

Photo taken during…

The Ballynolan thistle brooch was found near Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick, and is housed in the collections of the MAA, Cambridge. Discovered 1836 by a Mr John Kennedy whilst clearing stones. This Celtic style of brooch was typical of Ireland, and was a…

Article by Colm Moriarty in the blog 'Irish Archaeology' about the Ballynolan Thistle Brooch in the collections of the MAA in Cambridge.

Round brooch in the collections of the MAA, Cambridge. Photo taken during the Languages, Myths and Finds workshop on handling artefacts. More information about this artefact forthcoming.

One of two unique silver oval brooches from chamber grave 5 from eastern part of southern cemetery in Hedeby. This brooch is covered with filigree ornamentation.

One from two golden pendants with Terslev motif from chamber grave 5 from eastern part of southern cemetery in Hedeby.

Mannequins displaying typical Viking Age dress for men and women at the Trelleborg Viking Fortress Museum.

Sliver and bronze reconstructions of pendant (or clothing appliqué), which was found in the relicts of settlement near Tissø Lake. These reconstructions were casted by Grzegorz Pilarczyk (

This photo was taken during 6th…

Bronze and silver reconstructions of the female figures, which were found in (from left to right):

1. Tissø, Denmark
2. Tjørnehøj, Hårby, Denmark
3. Galgebakken, Vrejlev, Denmark

These reconstructions were cast by Grzegorz Pilarczyk…

Bronze silver-plated reconstructions of female figures based on the finds from (from left to right):

1. Tissø, Denmark
2. Öland, Sweden
3. Tuna, Alsike, Uppland, Sweden

These reconstruction were cast by Mojmira from Kram Szepczące Kruki…

These boxes show the wide variety of colours that beads from the Viking Age could come in. The photograph was taken at the Tønsberg Viking Festival.

A rack of naturally-dyed wool showing the range of colours that Viking Age clothes could have come in. The Vikings are known to have liked colourful clothes, and this photographs demonstrates what could be achieved with the technology they…
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