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One of four early Viking-Age picture stones from Stora Hammars in Gotland, featuring scenes of battle, and imagery interpreted as having a mythical or religious referent. Dated to c. 550 - 799AD.For a series of high res images, see…

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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

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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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Two grave urns from Ribe, one with comb and knife. 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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A copy of a Viking-Age silver pendant excavated at Ribe, and interpreted as representing Odin. Details about the exhibition can be found at

Replica Thor's hammers are often sold as souvenirs, as well as being a symbol of religious (neo-pagan) identity for some individuals.

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A photograph of an installation on the Norse gods and goddesses and pagan worship in Dublinia, one of many in the Viking section of the center. For more information, and to plan your visit, see

A double ship setting at the prehistoric burial mound atAnundshög in Sweden, the largest of 5 ship settings on the site. Many ship settings pre-date the Viking Age, but also occur up to the year 1000AD, and are associated with pre-Christian…

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An article about the resurgence of Norse paganism in Iceland.

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In early 2015 it was reported that a temple was to be built to the old Norse gods in Iceland.
This is the first in a series of presentations for the Hurstwic Heathen Study Group, an organization that meets monthly for informal presentations and discussions on topics of interest to heathens and to anyone with a passion for Norse-related…

Reconstruction of a Níðstang outside the vǫlva's dwelling in Ribe VikingCenter. The Níðstang was a deeply insulting public act of scorn, and is represented in the sagas as a carved pole covered with a horse's head. The scorn of…

This is an interpretative reconstruction of vǫlva (or seeresse's) dwelling at Ribe VikingCenter. This building is inhabited by a re-enactor who holds pagan (or Ásatrú) beliefs, to add to the authenticity of the setting ant the rituals…

A report by Dr Leszek Gardeła on an ongoing international collaborative project, 'The Pre-Christian Religions of the North Project and its Archaeological Sources Database'. Published in FASCICULI ARCHAEOLOGIAE HISTORICAE XXVIII. Submitted to…
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