The Viking Runes. The eldest runestones, inscribed with Norse runes, date from the century. These were the Elder Futhark runes. However, the most of the runestones were created during the late Viking Age and thus inscribed with theYounger Futhark.
A unique sword (pictured) with gold details and a mysterious inscription has been unearthed in southern Norway. Experts believe the elaborate weapon could belong to one of King Canute’s hand-picked men who fought in battles with King Ethelred of England
Viking Age molds for making silver pendants--Crucifixes & Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer). Mjolnir pendants only became popular to compete with the crosses worn by those with the new religion at the spread of Christianity.
The great sea expeditions of the Viking Age - The basis of the great sea expeditions undertaken by the Vikings was ship technology. The Viking ship was a piece of high technology based upon hundreds of years of development and experience.
Last week last week I had the honour of creating this on Ethan from New York. With the help of we freehanded and dotted in the entire design. No solid lines, no stencils. I try my best to be as true to how I believe tattooing could have looked
Amazing recreations of Viking Age burials by re-enactment group Andrimners Hemtagare. Not sure why the man has a salt-box hanging from his belt (that's what reenactment vendors make those odd two-horn boxes for I believe).