Tagged: vikings

What white nationalists get wrong about the Vikings

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the conversation! George Lakey Philadelphia On Oct. 2, Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park monument of Thorfinn Karlsefni, a Viking explorer,...

The Draken returns

Modern-day Viking ship visits East Coast ports Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Visitors to the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo have long been fascinated by the excavated rebuilt long Oseberg and Gokstad ships, dating...

Lindisfarne

The Vikings and the Irish Sea world

Professor of Medieval History details how the Vikings influenced Ireland and Scotland Christine Foster Meloni Washington Dr. Jennifer Paxton, Professor of Medieval History at Catholic University, recently presented “The Vikings and the Irish Sea...

Viking pillow feather

What Vikings put in pillows

Researchers at NTNU work on identifying birds from ancient fragments of feathers Steinar Brandslet NTNU Gemini Not too many people are able to identify birds by examining a single feather. But a number of...

A Viking warrior.

Who were the Vikings?

As science proves that some ancient warriors assumed to be men were actually women, Ted Birkedal provides an overview of historical evidence for real-life Lagerthas Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska In the late 19th century...

The Norsemen invade Netflix

NRK’s award-winning comedy Viking series is now available to stream in English Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. If you liked Lilyhammer, you’re going to love The Norsemen. It debuted in Oct. 2016 and took...

A Viking tour of Waterford, Ireland

From fancy glass to rugged stone, this Irish city has a long and surprisingly Nordic history Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American If the name of Waterford, Ireland, brings anything to mind, it’s most...

Book review: The Orkneyinga Saga

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Who were the Vikings? When this question is asked, what usually comes to mind? Images of violent Norsemen, jumping into their well-crafted ships to go off to raid, plunder,...