Vikings

archaeology

Long May She Reign: 8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Pre-Viking Sword from Lake

Saga Vanecek was swimming in a local lake in Sweden when she stepped on something odd—an archeological treasure.
Leila Ettachfini
10.4.18
Photography

Photos of Modern Vikings Keeping Their Traditions Alive

Vikings Against Racism are out to show that you can cherish ancient traditions without being bigots.
Caisa Ederyd
3.13.18
Metalhead

The Metal Barbarian Dominates the Heroic Fantasies of Metalheads Everywhere

Vikings, Druids, and pirates were actually kind of lame, but the Metal Barbarian remains pure in its brutality.
Christopher Krovatin
3.7.18
Features

We Hung out with Metal Pagans at a Viking Cemetery

The Norwegian festival Midgardsblot unites heavy metal with pagan culture and history. We spoke to some of the festival-goers.
Ruby Morrigan
9.16.17
conservation lab

10th Century Viking Treasures Unearthed In Scotland

Now comes the hard part: preserving 1,000-year-old gold and silver artifacts for centuries to come.
Noémie Jennifer
6.27.17
cool cats

Watch the History of Cat Domestication in Three Minutes

New research finds that cats were independently tamed in the Near East and Egypt
Becky Ferreira
6.19.17
Podcasts

We Talk Bad Hair Stories, Bad Puzzles, and Good ‘Mario Kart’ on Waypoint Radio

If you want to join my 'Mario Kart' tournament, meet me at the Dunkin’ Donuts.
Patrick Klepek
5.1.17
Interviews

Northumbria Translate the Harshness of the Canadian Arctic into Instrumental Bliss

Watch the stunning new video for "Wonderstrands" and read bassist Dorian Williamson's thoughts on Canadian culture and instrumental expression
Ned Raggett
4.14.17
woodcuts

Intricate Woodcut Sculptures Breathe New Life into Norse Myths

Dennis McNett blurs the line between printmaking and sculpture in his myth-inspired installations.
Andrew Salomone
3.27.17
For Honor

The Story of ‘For Honor’ Is the Most Fantastic Nonsense

It makes zero sense, and its makers don’t even try to root it in realism. But that’s what’s wonderful about it.
Ian Stokes
3.1.17
we saw this

By Norse and Enslaved Brought Norwegian Art and Black Metal Magic to Life in New York City

December's New York By Norse event combined Bronze Age instruments, Norwegian politicians, Enslaved's progressive metal, and much more in an epic celebration of Norwegian culture.
Ben Handelman
12.15.16
Interviews

Wardruna Is Sowing New Seeds and Strengthening Old Roots

Stream "Runaljod" off the Norwegian folk traditionalists' new album, and read an in-depth interview with mastermind Einar Selvik.
Ben Handelman
10.18.16
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