“The glassmakers in Ribe were clearly connoisseurs who preferred the clearest glass they could get their hands on.” Gry Hoffmann Barfod from the Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University
The Greatest Viking will be the final book published by renowned historian Desmond Seward following his death in Spring 2022.
On the 2nd of October 1263 the Battle of Largs took place which was to be a turning point in the history of Scotland.
The Vinland Saga is a 24 series animation based on the Manga written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura.
The research team spent 3 years gathering sediment samples from a lake called Lake 578. There were Norse settlements close to this lake.
Adrian Maldonado explained how the Vikings were able to use the development of new sailing technology to extend their influence
An unknown band of humans settled there around 500 AD—some 350 years before the Vikings.
Described in the Saga as: ‘the greatest man the western world has ever seen in ancient and modern times’- this is part of his story.
“We look straight across to Gairsay, once the home of Viking Sweyn Asleifsson from where he headed out, rampaging. “
This tale is set at a time when Orkney was ruled by the Norse Earls.