Thousand-year-old Viking fortress reveals a technologically advanced society

Archaeologists uncovered the fifth known Viking Age ring fortress in Denmark, which would have looked similar to this Swedish fortress reconstruction. ANTONY MCAULAY Thousand-year-old Viking fortress reveals a technologically advanced society By Michael PriceAug. 16, 2017 , 3:02 PM When archaeologists uncovered four ancient ring-shaped fortresses in Denmark in the 1930s, the find profoundly changed the way they thought about the…

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The truth about Viking berserkers

The truth about Viking berserkers Symbolising uncontrollable rage and bloodlust, Viking berserkers were fierce warriors said to have fought in a trance-like fury. But did such people ever really exist? Here, Kim Hjardar investigates Viking Berserker figures. The one on the left is wearing a helmet with horns. His companion wears the mask of a wolf or bear. Sweden, 6th…

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