New discoveries near Helfta, Sachsen-Anhalt.
How did coins from the reigns of Louis the Pious and Charles the Bald end up in Poland?
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.
The huge chalk figure on the Dorset hills is a familiar sight in the series of man-made figures around the world. Establishing his date of creation, however, has always been a bit of a pickle. Archaeologists of the National Trust have now studied the layers of re-chalking of the giant all the way down to the deepest patch they could find. And that patch of sand turns out to date between the eighth and twelfth century. Read more in the fine articles on The Guardian and Medievalists.net.
The most recent breakthrough in Viking Age textile research includes a misplaced set of bones and a pair of old pants.
What is a Norman coin doing in a Swedish hoard?