Category Archive: History

The Art of Vikings

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The norse art is something truly magnificent for me. Ages of conquest, colonization and trade with other peoples yielded the style both original and hard to confuse with anything else. Of course the… Continue reading

Vikings Uncovered documentary

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Normans had spread throughout the world, they’ve been in many places, including North America.take a look at L’Anse_aux_Meadows as an example. I think almost everyone heard about the Eric the Red, Leif Erikkson and  Thorfinn Karlsefni and their endavours… Continue reading

Vikings in the British Museum – an exhibition cinema documentary.

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Yesterday we visited (me, Hafkitta, Snorri and Bartek of Ulfhoednar)  the cinema in Sopot to see the new multimedia project made by the British Museum. At first we weren’t sure what to expect… Continue reading

Sviatopolk the Cursed and the Varangian from Bodzia

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I have written about Bodzia before, but from that time I have learned some more about the origins of the findings. Especially one theory has caught my eye. One of the Bodzia graves had three… Continue reading

Elbląg Museum – remains of the nexus of three cultures.

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  Elbląg, as mentioned in this post, was the nexus of Borussians (Pruthenians), Normans and Slavs, and they left a lot of artifacts around the city.  And archeologists are still digging up more… Continue reading

Castle Museum Ostróda

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  During one of our journeys through north eastern parts of Poland we visited many museums and castles. Apart from very interesting sightings I always keep eyes open for early medieval stuff. I… Continue reading

A Must Read: Warrior women in Viking Age

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From time to time I am going to share documents here that give a great insight and extend the knowledge of the Dark Age cultures. A very good read, proving a lot of Norman… Continue reading

Roskilde

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The third stage of the trip mentioned in previous posts was Roskilde. According to Adam of Bremen and Saxo Grammaticus, in the 980s, Harald Bluetooth built a church and a royal estate in… Continue reading

Hedeby/Haithabu

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Recently Una’s father and mother went on a journey along the Baltic shoreline, as true Normans would. They brought a lot of interesting loot, starting with books and brochures and ending with photo… Continue reading

Museum of Archeology, Gdańsk

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We have visited the Museum of Archeology in Gdańsk yesterday, as usual searching for early medieval stuff. And we found some interesting pieces. Unfortunately we didn’t take the normal camera with us –… Continue reading

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