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 on: October 12, 2017, 04:27:52 pm 
Started by MLucero - Last post by Kåre
Icelandic author Bergsveinn Birgisson's book "DEN SVARTE VIKINGEN" (THE BLACK VIKING) will be a tv serie produced i Norway. The Black Viking is mentioned the Saga.  His name was Geirmund Hjorsson Heljarskin (Heljarskin is Black skin i Norse) He was born in Norway, his mother Ljufvina was a Mongolian princess. Geirmund was one of the first settlers on Iceland.

The story in English
http://avaldsnes.info/en/informasjon/hjor/

The author and the book https://spartacus.no/boker/den-svarte-vikingen-104

Kåre

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 on: September 26, 2017, 11:27:15 am 
Started by MLucero - Last post by Kåre
Ruins of a royal residence archaeologists has been looking for was excavated this year on the island Karmøy
https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/Aea3z/Arkeologer-fant-ukjent-kongsgard-na-ma-historien-kanskje-skrives-om

The castle was probably finished 1308 by king Håkon V Magnusson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haakon_V_of_Norway

Karmøy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karm%C3%B8y

Kåre

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 on: September 16, 2017, 07:05:50 pm 
Started by MLucero - Last post by Kåre
New Viking discoveries
http://listverse.com/2016/08/29/10-fascinating-new-discoveries-involving-the-vikings/

Kåre

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 on: August 10, 2017, 06:18:50 pm 
Started by MLucero - Last post by Kåre
2017
Viking settlement discovered near Hudson River
http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/usa-ruins-of-viking-settlement-discovered-near-hudson-river/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w2lvN7N83k

Kåre

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 on: October 07, 2016, 01:09:56 pm 
Started by MLucero - Last post by Kåre
Enlarge twice if the video's don't cooperate.
The Vikings Uncovered from April 2016, part 1 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x44bkb8
The Vikings uncovered part 2 http://dailymotion.com/video/x5isbsc

Kåre

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 on: July 18, 2016, 04:59:15 am 
Started by MLucero - Last post by Kåre
Draken Harald Hårfagre can be forced to end the expedition in USA and return long before expected. The reason is the pilotage fees in The Great Lakes on 430 000 US Dollar. The reason is that Draken is estimated to be a foreign trade-ship.
Sons of Norway has started a fundraising http://fundraising.sonsofnorway.com/events/help-draken-sail-again/e87482
Drakens position at any time https://my.yb.tl/drakenharaldharfagre

Kåre

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 on: June 11, 2016, 02:58:01 pm 
Started by MLucero - Last post by Kåre
Acc. to the Saga Birkebeiner Chieftains Torstein Kugad from Gaustad at Byneset in Trondheim, Bjalve Skindstak and Aastjaut with 80 Birkebeiner soldiers protekted king Sverres fortress Sverresborg in Trondheim when he was not present.
The fortress was 1197 conquered by Baglers led by king Inge Magnusson. They burned and tored down the fortress.
When they left, to poison the water, they threw the corpse of a dead Birkebeiner into the well and filled it with stones and soil.

Torstein Kugads recidence Gaustad, photo taken 1922 http://digitaltmuseum.no/011012908781?search_context=1&name=L%C3%A5n&pos=39&count=64

Sverresborg 2014.
Archaeologists dig out the well and found a ca 800 years old skeleton (plus/minus 30 year) and are overwhelelmingly thrilled (includes a video in Norwegian)
http://www.nrk.no/trondelag/test/bekrefter_-unik-skjelettskatt-er-funnet-1.12026683

A recronstruction of Sverresborg that was build upon the big rock to the right in the photo
http://sverresborg.no/utstillinger/frilufts-museet/borgen/

Birkebeiner chief Bjalve Skindstak mentioned in Sverresborg above and 12 men were killed by Baglers in Olavs Church in Trondheim when they tried to escape/hide spring 1206.

Kåre


The skull of the dead Birkebeiner soldier was found yesterday in the bottom of the well where the corpse was found 2014 "hidden" under a stone.
http://www.adressa.no/kultur/2016/06/10/Her-hentes-birkebeinerens-hodeskalle-opp-fra-br%C3%B8nnen-12868138.ece?device=classic

Kåre

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 on: April 22, 2016, 12:36:37 pm 
Started by MLucero - Last post by Kåre
The world's largest Viking ship Draken (The Dragon) Harald Hårfagre will visit N. America this year http://www.drakenexpeditionamerica.com/
Draken Harald Hårfagre with 25 row benches on each side is a war- ship. Normally war ships had ca 20 row benches. A big-ship owned by chieftains or kings had 30 row-benches, a so called "30 sesse". "Ormen Lange" The Long Serpent had ca 37 row-benches. Some of the biggest ships had two men on each oar.
The journey can be followed on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DrakenHaraldHarfagre/?fref=ts

Kåre

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 on: April 13, 2016, 05:12:58 pm 
Started by MLucero - Last post by Kåre
The new Viking Age Museum in Oslo. The winner is "Naust" Boathouse http://www.khm.uio.no/english/about/news/architectural-competition-ends.html

Kåre

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 on: April 08, 2016, 12:35:15 pm 
Started by MLucero - Last post by Kåre
A new Viking settlement found in Canada? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160331-viking-discovery-north-america-canada-archaeology/?utm_source_Facebook&utm_medium=So

Kåre

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