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This fantastic publication covers everything from politics and belief in Viking Age Denmark, to experimental archaeology and the journey of the Sea Stallion. It also includes two chapters on the use of Viking branding in the past and in Denmark today…

The bishop's chair from Heddal stave church dating from the 13th century.

Amber Thor's hammer from Hedeby. It is currently exhibited in the Viking Museum Haithabu.

An essay about the mixing of religion and politics in modern heathenry that considers how different groups within heathenry interpret the texts.

Sculpture in front of a house in Ísafjörður, which may be a representation of a high-seat pillar. Any information gratefully received!

Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, the oldest sections of which date from the 1230s, was founded c. 1030 by the Hiberno-Norse King Sitric (Sigtryggr) on this site. Christ Church stood on higher ground on the edge of the Viking settlement around Wood…

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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

An image of the interior of the reconstructed church (or chapel) known as Tjodhilde's Church in Qassiarsuk, Southern Greenland by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

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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

Exterior of the triple Heddal stave church in Nottoden, Norway (early 13th Century), which is the largest stave church in Norway.

Stave church, originally from Gol, Hallingdal, Norway, now in the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Oslo.

Gol Stave Church was moved to the Folkemuseum in the late 19th century. Only about one third of the surviving church was used (those parts that were thought to be medieval). The church that stands at the Folkemuseum now was modelled on Borgund Stave…

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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
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…

The Icelandic horse is a breed of horse from Iceland that developed from horses taken to Iceland by the original Viking settlers. It is small, often pony-sized, but very hardy.

Pagan Scandinavians ate horse meat as part of their religious…

Depiction of Ansgar with his church on the fountain designed by Anders Bundgaard (801-65). Ansgar was a German missionary (later Archbishop of Hamburg, and later canonised) who was given permission to build the first church in Ribe by King Horik. He…

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Image of Viking ships on this fountain designed by Anders Bundgaard, which depicts the development of the city of Ribe from its viking roots.

Goðafoss ('Waterfall of the Gods') is a prominent landmark in Iceland, and also an important site in the Viking Age history of Iceland, most well-known as the place where Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði, responsible for the decision to adopt…

Explanation of the construction of the Norwegian Stave Church and the history of Christianity in Heimaey
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