“This is quite an exceptional find. Finding this big a treasure from the Viking Age hasn’t happened in Norway for a long time.”
Coming back to Norway meant that Harald Hardrada had two relatives to deal with – Sweyn and Magnus. It would make for an interesting path to the Norwegian throne.
How tall were people in the Middle Ages? A new study from the University of Oslo has examined the height of 227 people who lived in medieval Norway, revealing that elite members of that society tended to be taller and had stronger bones.
While Harald Hardrada was gaining fame and fortune in Byzantium, much was changing in Norway and Scandinavia.
For the ninth and last article in the series, Beñat Elortza Larrea explores the internal tensions and conflicts that caused the dissolution of the Kalmar Union.
She was placed in a burial chamber and took several hundred miniature beads with her on her last journey. Who was the woman who was buried by Valsøyfjord over 1000 years ago?
The ground-penetrating radar data showed 13 burial mounds once existed at Gjellestad, some over 30 metres wide.
When Latin arrived in Norway, Old Norse written culture also flourished. New research shows that runes and letters were used in alternation.
The online conference is part of the collaboration on the exhibition “North & South”, which brings together, for the first time, a selection of examples of medieval altar art from Norway and Catalonia, two regions at the northern and southern edge of the continent.
The transformation of Norway from a sheltered sailing route to the most centralised kingdom in medieval Scandinavia.
For the first time in over 100 years, there is a full archaeological excavation of a Viking ship taking place in Norway. The Gjellestad ship was discovered in 2018 by ground-penetrating radar.
That the legendary forefathers of Norway are named after elements of nature (and winter) is interesting.
A Viking ship and old settlements which were discovered at Gjellestad outside Halden in 2018 have now been brought to life. Researchers from Østfold University College have led a project to create the digital grave site.
This article presents the site, the finds, and a new dendrochronological date for the Kvalsud vessels.
How a tale of cursed werewolves in Ireland finds its way to 13th century Norway.
A high-resolution georadar has detected traces of a ship burial and a settlement that probably dates to the Merovingian or Viking Period at Edøy in northwestern Norway.
Two people died roughly 100 years apart. Nevertheless, they were buried together. In boats.
Norwegian archaeologists have uncovered an extremely rare find: a mortuary house in the middle of a Viking Age grave field on Vinjeøra in Hemne municipality in central Norway.
The richly decorated portal at Urnes stave church in Norway has often been interpreted in light of paganism. That’s wrong, according to a new stave church study.
The remains of a Viking ship has been discovered in southern Norway, thanks to ground penetrating radar.
Archaeologists using high resolution georadar have found a Viking ship and a large number of burial mounds and longhouses in southeastern Norway.
The objective of the present dissertation discusses how King Sverre Sigurdsson (1177-1202) and Haakon Haakonsson (1217-1263) are depicted in their Sagas.
The emerging picture is one of a heterogenous population, diverse in most respects, and with clear similarities to modern day urban populations.
The present study explores how the Norwegian usurper, King Sverre (1184-1202) exploited three princely burials to overthrow the ruling king and establish his dynasty.