From a gold hoard to a silver hoard. This treasure consisting of 600 coins was found by metal detector enthusiasts in Ruds Vedby, Zealand. The coins are from the time of Cnut the Great and Sweyn II, so about 1,000 years ago. They are of Danish, English and German origin. According to the short and only article available at this moment on The Copenhagen Post.
A pre-Viking Age hoard with many interesting features.
Here’s a question: can anyone draw me a Viking driving a bike with a helmet? Or better yet, a Viking with a bicycle helmet on? This idea popped in my head after watching an advertisement by the Danish Road Safety Council. This is really a fantastic and hilarious short film!
The most recent breakthrough in Viking Age textile research includes a misplaced set of bones and a pair of old pants.
1 December 986(-969) – Death of Harald Bluetooth
A double burial, and a murder mystery…