I recently finished The King In The North by Max Adams - the story of Oswald of Northumbria - and I'm about to start his new one In The Land Of Giants - a history of the Dark Ages in Britain. Worth a look if that period interests you.
Post by buxom9sorceress on Feb 5, 2019 15:52:17 GMT -5
>> The World's largest Viking Ship sailing in modern times.
Expedition America - East Coast Tour 2018 will start at July 9 by Draken leaving Mystic Seaport, CT, to head for the ship's first stopover. During the tour Draken will visit 14 harbors across the East Coast of the U.S. spanning from Maine to South Carolina.
‘In two locations near Estonia’s northern coast, archaeologists uncovered fragments of about 100 swords that date back to the Viking Age. The two sites–located just 80 meters apart–were close to the Estonian capital Tallinn.
Several dozen fragments from swords, spearheads and sword hilts were among the collection. According to archaeology.org the discovery has been dated to “the middle of the tenth century AD” and researchers have confirmed the items were of a type known to be used by the Vikings.
The reason? The grips. They made it clear the swords would have been H-shaped swords, a very effective form of double-edged weapon. The Ravala hoard bears a strong resemblance to other Viking Age H-shaped swords found across northern Europe, numbering almost 700.
Experts that have analyzed the hoard believe that the weapons had most likely been used as grave markers or monuments to dead warriors. Swords and other personal items were also commonly buried with Vikings.’