What people a millenium ago did to have a good hygiene? Did they bother at all? Popular culture wants us to believe people back then were dirty barbarians, living next to excrements and… Continue reading
Absolutely amazing website on Norman lifestyle: http://www.vikinganswerlady.com Especially when it comes to daily life: http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/VALDailyLife.shtml Hairstyles!: http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/hairstyl.shtml Absolutely worth visiting – amazing source of all kinds of info on Normans.
We are proud to present Wilkomir’s pieces. Those are Carolingian swords from IX-X century. Such swords were used widely in Europe from IX till XI century, but the blades came mostly from Frankish… Continue reading
Truso, situated on Lake Drużno, was an Old Prussian (Pomesanian) town near the Baltic Sea just east of the Vistula River. It was one of the trading posts on the Amber Road, and… Continue reading
Here’s the link to one of the best pages with patterns of Norman clothing: http://www.vikingsonline.org.uk/resources/authenticity/basickit/index.htm
Early medieval weaponry is a very extensive subject consisting of various typologies and interdisciplinary studies. But the most revered of all weapons is a sword. Dark Age centuries have some things in common… Continue reading
The Slavs are an Indo-European ethno-linguistic group living in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Southeast Europe, North Asia and Central Asia, who speak the Indo-European Slavic languages, and share, to varying degrees, certain cultural… Continue reading
Normans (“people of the North”) is the common name for all peoples living in Scandinavia. The common name used for those people today is “Vikings”. This is quite incorrect, because viking is a name… Continue reading