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.
Excavated Viking burial grave sites in Papa Westray are set to reveal important new information about 10th Century life in Orkney.
The viking grave at Gurness, Mainland, Orkney located where it is now perched perilously close to the edge of the coastline is, remarks Christina Lee, a special link between the old and the new – between the sea and the land.
On 11th of April 1831, the Lewis Chess Pieces, were put on public display at the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, shortly after their rediscovery in a sand bank on the island of Lewis.
Archaeologists in Norway are excavating for the first time in 100 years a Viking Ship burial in a field in the Halden area.
Clare Campbell of Prickly Thistle has teamed up with the Edinburgh based Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) to develop natural fibre reusable face mask.
“We went to Tingwall, to take a picture of – The Ting”
Dr David Griffiths of Oxford University and his team have been researching the archaeological landscapes of West Mainland.