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Scientists Assert Decorated Viking Warrior Skeleton Long-Thought To Be Male Actually Female

Scientists Assert Decorated Viking Warrior Skeleton Long-Thought To Be Male Actually Female

The skeleton was initially found in the mid-19th century and was posited to be female two years ago. After much debate and criticism, the research team confidently asserts that the high-ranking warrior skeleton is indeed "unassailably female."
8 Norse Gods With Stories You’ll Never Learn In School

8 Norse Gods With Stories You’ll Never Learn In School

Whether Odin, Frigg, Thor, Balder, or Freyja, these Norse gods boast tales that are far more outrageous than you ever realized.
Unearthed Viking Artifacts Reveal These So-Called Barbarians’ Artsy Side

Unearthed Viking Artifacts Reveal These So-Called Barbarians’ Artsy Side

History has made the Vikings out to be a barbaric group of nomads that did nothing but rape and pillage — which might not be the case.
Blood Eagle: The Viking Torture Method So Grisly Some Historians Don’t Believe It Actually Happened

Blood Eagle: The Viking Torture Method So Grisly Some Historians Don’t Believe It Actually Happened

Viking sagas describe the ritual execution of blood eagle, in which victims were kept alive while their backs were sliced open so that their ribs, lungs, and intestines could be pulled out into the shape of bloody wings.
Archaeologists In Iceland Uncover Ancient Hammer Of Thor — And It’s Adorable

Archaeologists In Iceland Uncover Ancient Hammer Of Thor — And It’s Adorable

The hammer is believed to be an amulet that ancient Vikings wore around their necks.
A Massive Viking Ship Burial Was Just Discovered Via Radar In Norway

A Massive Viking Ship Burial Was Just Discovered Via Radar In Norway

Experts report that such burials were meant for Viking royalty and that the ship itself was meant to act as a sort of coffin.
Why Walruses May Be Responsible For The Vikings Baffling Demise In Greenland

Why Walruses May Be Responsible For The Vikings Baffling Demise In Greenland

Researchers studied walrus ivory from museums around Europe to help them reach their conclusion.
Archaeologists Discover “Massive” Skeletons of Viking Descendants In Sicily

Archaeologists Discover “Massive” Skeletons of Viking Descendants In Sicily

According to a local anthropologist, "the tallness and massive build of skeletons" indicate their Viking background.
This Viking Was Banished For Murder – Then Went On To Found Greenland

This Viking Was Banished For Murder – Then Went On To Found Greenland

Erik the Red didn't let a murder charge or a banishment (or two) hold him back from settling the world's largest island.
Unlocking The Mysteries Of Ulfberht Swords, The All-Powerful Viking Swords

Unlocking The Mysteries Of Ulfberht Swords, The All-Powerful Viking Swords

See the all-powerful Ulfberht swords and discover how their makers might have been able to build a blade so strong that it still baffles experts.
Viking Sex Slaves – The Dirty Secret Behind The Founding Of Iceland

Viking Sex Slaves – The Dirty Secret Behind The Founding Of Iceland

Given the genetics of Iceland and the nature of the people who settled it, it’s possible that a large percentage of the first women on Iceland were taken there as slaves.