The discovery of a chamber grave of a woman in Valsøyfjord, Norway.
Memes are all the hype, and now the Royal Library in the Hague has joined the game. Which is a blast, because they have a few medieval manuscripts lying around… their meme generator is here: medievalmemes.org. It’s all in Dutch language, though. So, if you just want to enjoy the memes themselves, visit their Twitter account Medieval Memes.
HistoryExtra is really doing a fine job with their podcast series. There are two recent ones I recommend both with professor Neil Price: Viking Slaves, Viking Views.
You might remember the beautiful, yet slightly haunting featured image of ‘On Giants, Trolls, and Ogres‘? His name is Theodor Kittelsen and there’s a nice piece about the man and his artwork on Life in Norway.
Kristin Lavransdatter is long on my reading list. I started once and need the patience to finish this big trilogy. But it’s about (late) medieval Scandinavia, so it will happen one day. Meanwhile, the Literary Hub, drew my attention to another of Sigrid Undset’s novel, Olav Audunssøn. This isn’t Viking Age, by the way, it’s the later Middle Ages: both Kristin and Olav take place in the thirteenth and fourteenth century.
Two researchers in York and Glasgow will lead a new project on Viking history.