Get goin’! The Galloway hoard is finally on display at the National Museum in Edinburgh! Of course, mind any Covid-19 regulations still in place. But at least, we can visit museums in person again! Read more about the Galloway hoard on The Viking Age Archive.
Here is a small and enjoyable piece based on The Orkneyinga Saga‘s Sweyn Asliefsson who apparently lived in Lambaborg in Caithness, Scotland. This tale might be devoid of any facts whatsoever, but don’t let that deter you to simply enjoy a good story! 🙂 Read The John O’Groat Journal and Caithness Courier.
Well, it’s the season of Halloween after all, so it’s only fitting to talk about a Scottish grave with six skulls! What ties this story to the Viking Age is that the oldest skull dates back to the eighth-tenth century (the others from the 13-15th c.). But brace yourself for an astonishing revelation of the family ties of the bodies and skulls! Read it on the BBC.
Blog of archaeology in northern Scotland.
Great update for The Swedish Runestone. With thanks to another kind reader, I can share a great sketch of the runestone, date July 1829!
778 – Battle of Roncevaux Pass
946 – Coronation of Eadred I
1038 – Death of Stephen of Hungary
1057 – Death of Macbeth