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 on: January 24, 2018, 07:42:24 pm 
Started by MLucero - Last post by Kåre
Avaldsnes on the island Karmøy, Norway's oldest royal seat.
The fjord between the island and the mainland, Norveien, the way north, gave name to Norway

 on: October 20, 2017, 07:47:33 pm 
Started by MLucero - Last post by Kåre
The only complete Viking helmet ever found in the whole world was found on Farm Gjermundbu in Ringerike area in Buskerud county, the inland of Norway, and its called "Gjermundbu hjelmen" The Gjermundbu helmet.
The helmet was found in a chieftains grave from ca 900 AC. The grave also contained weaponry and horse harnesses.

Buskerud County

The helmet


 on: October 12, 2017, 05:27:52 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

The author and the book

 on: September 26, 2017, 12:27:15 pm 
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

The castle was probably finished 1308 by king Håkon V Magnusson


 on: September 16, 2017, 08:05:50 pm 
Started by MLucero - Last post by Kåre
New Viking discoveries

 on: August 10, 2017, 07:18:50 pm 
Started by MLucero - Last post by Kåre
Viking settlement discovered near Hudson River


 on: October 07, 2016, 02:09:56 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
The Vikings uncovered part 2


 on: July 18, 2016, 05:59:15 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
Drakens position at any time


 on: June 11, 2016, 03:58:01 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

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)

A recronstruction of Sverresborg that was build upon the big rock to the right in the photo

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.


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.


 on: April 22, 2016, 01:36:37 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
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


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