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'Near-mythical' Viking navigational aid found in shipwreck

Researchers believe they have found a sunstone in a 16th century shipwreck. This oblong shaped crystal is described as having been used by Viking mariners.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 15 comments

Viking-era shipwreck found off the coast of Sweden

A centuries-old shipwreck has been discovered lying underneath the waters of Sweden's coastline. The remains of the boat have been estimated to be about 800 years old.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Viking massacre find proves medieval story

Oxford - Archaeologists in England have found evidence of a massacre recorded 1,000 years ago when an Anglo-Saxon king ordered all Danish Vikings in his realm to be killed and it now seems the chronicles have been proven right.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

How Vikings could have navigated in fog and mist

Budapest - Viking sagas may have been more truthful than we realised. Crystal "sunstones" could have helped Viking sailors to navigate even when cloud or fog hid the sun.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 7 comments

NFL: Giants, Vikings playing their Monday night game in Detroit

Minneapolis - Monday night's rescheduled New York Giants-Minnesota Vikings football game will take place in Detroit after a snowstorm caused the partial collapse of the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 13 comments

Archaeologists find major Viking fortress-town in Ireland

Dublin - Archaeologists believe they have found the site of a key Viking fortress on the eastern coast of Ireland. The fortress, identified in the Irish Annals as “Linn Duchaill” was founded by the Vikings the same year as Dublin, the capital.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 9 comments

First-Ever Viking Shipwreck Discovered in Sweden?

A team of divers from the Swedish coast guard have discovered what could be the first-ever Viking shipwreck found in the country. The wreck is 20 metres long and is lying at the bottom of the lake.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 5 comments

The Vikings Settle Yet Again In The UK, But This Time, Under A Pub Car Park

The Wirral in Merseyside, UK has always been a place where historians knew Vikings had once settled, but no one had guessed that the great vessel they had travelled in to get there, was still actually there.
In the Media by Michelle Duffy - 1 comment

Viking Ice cream stick ship set to sail

A viking ship made from 5 million recycled ice cream sticks by 5000 school kids is ready for the high seas. "Thor" has already had it's shakedown cruise on a lake. Next challenge? Cross the Atlantic.
In the Media by RobotGod - 1 comment

Crystals may have aided Viking sailors

Special crystals called sunstones may have helped the Vikings find their way to their next pillage.
In the Media by Bob Norman - 4 comments
 

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A possible use of the Viking sun stone by artist Brent Berry. Photo used with permission.
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