Tagged: Viking

The real Viking Age

Vikings exhibit at Chicago’s Field Museum Nancy Andersen Chicago Does the term Viking conjure up visions in your mind of fearsome raiders with horned helmets? The Vikings exhibit at Chicago’s Field Museum aims to...

Norwegian words in English: Viking

M. Michael Brady The Foreigner The word Viking in English is a loanword from Norwegian and the other Scandinavian languages. Its origin remains uncertain. In Scandinavia, it is popularly regarded to have been derived...

Nordic Heritage Museum runs like a Viking

Viking Days transforms Seattle’s Nordic Heritage Museum into a beer garden, craft fair, Nordic food hall, concert venue, and Viking encampment Special Release Nordic Heritage Museum Viking Days brought thousands of visitors to the...

Unique Viking find on the west coast of Norway

Norwegian archaeologists have discovered a well preserved Kaupang (Viking trading post) in Lærdal, Sogn og Fjordane county on the west coast of Norway. Archaeologist Asle Bruen Olsen, who has been in charge of the excavation, says to NRK...

Humanities Iowa awards $5,000 to Vesterheim Museum

Humanities Iowa (HI), the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, awarded $5,000 to the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah for a program titled “Sacred Symbols, Ceremonial Cloth.”  The grant was one...