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An illustration by Annemari Ferreira of a Viking woman with oval brooches, based on items found in the Lilleberge Ship Burial at Lilleberge in Namdalen, Norway. This burial mound produced several important finds including a whalebone plaque and…

The Asgard Besttatungen has three branches in Berlin - this photo was taken on Schönhauser Allee. It is not clear if the company promotes Asatru faith or is in any way connected with pagan religious practice.

Excavations at Bryndum have revealed the presence of a previously unknown, late Viking Age burial place near the church.

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A blog post about women in the Viking Age and what the Oseberg ship burial means for our understanding of their levels of power and agency.

Broch of Gurness
Iron Age broch on Mainland Orkney build between 500 and 200 BC. Several Viking Age burials (9th century) have been found in proximity to the Broch.

Buckle from Åker, Vang in Hedemark dating to around the year 600. On display in the Historisk museum, Oslo

Shield grip from Åker, Vang in Hedemark dating to around the year 600. On display in the Historisk museum, Oslo

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Grave goods including a vessel, whetstone and beads from a grave where the individual was buried in a wooden coffin. Details about the exhibition can be found at

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A Viking-Age grave urn with human remains from Ribe. Details about the exhibition can be found at

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Foot bones from a horse found in a pit in a heathen grave in Ribe. Probably a pagan offering. Details about the exhibition can be found at

An illustration of the Lilleberge Brooch. The burial mound was excavated in the late nineteenth century, but the brooch only came to light in 2014 when it was discovered in material from the excavation held by the British Museum. The brooch is Celtic…

Items, including gilded bronze mounts for harness straps, and a reconstruction of a bird strap end discovered in excavations of the North mound in Jelling in 1820.

Myklebust ship
Science and experience center called Sagastad is being built at Nordfjordeid, Norway, and will feature a full-size reconstruction of the Myklebust ship.

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Archaeologists digging in Trondheim have found human remains and the remains of a church that may date to the early 11th century. The site, behind the library in Trondheim, was thought to be the location of a church, but now proof has been found, and…

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Oldest known remains of an Århusianer - a headless Viking skeleton (presumed murdered). 9th Century. Displayed in Aros Of The Viking Age exhibition (Aros = today's Århus, Jutland = Denmark's second-largest city) at Vikingemuseet Århus on site of…

There are two large burial mounds at Jelling in Denmark. The North Mound is known as Thyra's Mound, and was most likely the original burial place of the Danish King Gorm the Old.

There are two large burial mounds at Jelling in Denmark. The South Mound is known as Gorm's Mound, and is empty. It was probably constructed in the period 965-970.

Viking sword from the Salme ship burials
Two Viking boat burials dating to c.750 AD were found in Salme, Estonia, when workmen were laying electric cable for a cycle path. The ships contained men who had died in battle together with some of their possessions.

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An article from the National Museum of Wales about facial reconstruction of skeletons from Llanbedrgoch in North Wales. The skeletons date to the second half of the tenth century and appear to have been the victims of violence.
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