Amid a boom in Viking-related TV shows and films, there is increasing tension in Nordic countries over the use of emblems and rituals from that era.
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In 2015 werd tijdens archeologisch onderzoek in de Gemeente Zwevegem, in opdracht van de Intercommunale Leiedal, een miniatuur hamertje aangetroffen. Vandaag kr...egen we deze unieke metaalvondst terug uit conservatie!

Het voorwerp dateert uit de Romeinse periode en diende wellicht als offer aan de goden. Een gelijkaardige vondst werd aangetroffen tijdens een opgraving in Grote-Brogel (…/cultusplaats-heilig-bos-…/).

Naast de miniatuurversie werd tijdens het onderzoek in Zwevegem ook een echte hamer aangetroffen, maar deze was sterk verweerd en kon enkel door middel van röntgenfoto nog herkend worden.

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Voor wie op zondagmiddag niets te doen heeft....

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It’s 100 years since local barrister Cecil Chubb and his wife, Mary, gave Stonehenge to the nation. To mark the anniversary we’re publishing a series of blog posts tracing the care and conservation of Stonehenge since 1918. In this post, … Continue reading →
Pre-Christian paganism is on the rise across Scandinavia, as more Swedes choose to rejoin the traditional faith of Thor and Odin, despite being habitually accused of nationalism and their symbols being "expropriated" by neo-Nazis.

'A dying Robin Hood is said to have been buried, at his own request, at the spot where he fired his final arrow.

But the grave of the legendary outlaw could be ...engulfed by concrete under plans to build an industrial estate over the meadow in West Yorkshire.

Legend suggests that Robin Hood died at Kirklees Priory. His final resting place became shrouded in mystery after the owners of the nearby Kirklees Estate closed it off to the public.'

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The unspoiled Green Belt land at Kirklees Priory in West Yorkshire has been earmarked for an industrial estate, prompting anger from the county's Robin Hood Society and rural campaigners alike.
Researchers in Sweden have uncovered evidence of a behavior never seen before in ancient hunter-gatherers: the mounting of decapitated heads onto stakes. The grim discovery challenges our understanding of European Mesolithic culture and how these early humans handled their dead.
Was there a sacred grove dedicated to the thunder god Thor in Viking Age Dublin?
In Norse mythology, Ragnarök, is the final great battle of the world, in which gods and heroes will fight demons, gloom and forces of darkness. Ragnarök translates into the final “lot, destiny” rök…
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** Zucht ** Erfgoed als inspiratiebron voor olympische atleten. Het is ook nooit goed. Weg met onszelf!

Norway’s alpine skiing team has come under fire after revealing their official Winter Olympics knitted sweater.
It is estimated that the possible Norse colonization of North America began as early as the 10th century. Growing evidence provided by numerous archeologis
2018 marks an important anniversary for Stonehenge. It’s 100 years since local barrister Cecil Chubb and his wife Mary gifted the monument to the nation. This was a major turning point in the way Stonehenge was cared for. It set … Continue reading →
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TYR STONE: What an amazing rune stone this is.

The "Malt Runestone" was only discovered in 1987 by a stroke of luck. The stone in Malte, Denmark was going to be... destroyed because it was annoying a farmer. As he tried to move it, it rolled over to reveal pictures and runes. Realising this was special, he contacted Sønderskov museum.

The inscription, dated about 800AD, is exciting and mysterious - in fact so mysterious that we do not yet fully understand the message. However, the researcher Karen Thuesen from Uppsala University gave the following interpretation in Swedish.

*translated very badly to English by Google Translate

Who's in a vat that sparkles?
Vifrød, heir of his great grandfather, painted it.
Kolfinn here hid runes of joy and runes of eternity, the sun in the vat of fire, TYR TYR TYR.
Out, out out Billingr. May Tyr impose secrecy here.

Vem är i ett kar som gnistrar?
Vifröd gjorde, afr efter sin farfars far, målningen häri
Kolfinn dolde häri glädjerunor och evighetsrunor, solen i eldkaret, TYR TYR TYR
Ut ut ut Billing. Tyr drive fördoldhet häri

The inscription is shown alongside a face which probably represents the god Tyr!

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On the 6th of January you'll see huge bonfires all over Iceland. But did you know they're associated with fairies and elves?