Sagas & Sea-Kings

Sigurd the Volsung · The Northern World · Vikings
Viking Ship by Gordon Grant The Vikings, like other sea-rovers, are not as romantic as nineteenth-century fiction would make them out to be; neither are they exclusively the blood-thirsty ravishers depicted in the chronicles of the monks of England and Ireland who were (or feared to be) the victims of their depredations. They may not have worn horned helmets, but they did sail ships carved with dragons' heads and they ventured far out into the western sea in search of new lands and adventure.

The Viking World

The Vikings, an introduction by Dr. Arne Emil Christensen of the University Museum of National Antiquities in Oslo.
Scandanavia and the Northern Seas: Vikings, an essay by Tamsin Hekala at ORB, the Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies.
The World of the Vikings, "the definitive educational guide to viking resources on the internet".
Viking Heritage, a network for Viking-related knowledge at Gotland College of Higher Education, Sweden.
The Jorvik Viking Centre in York, England. New URL.

Viking Art and Ornamentation

Viking Art surveys the styles that of ornamentation that are labeled Oseberg, Borre, Jellinge, Mammen, Ringerike, and Urnes.

Ships and Explorations

The Lapuri Find, a Viking Age ship excavation in southern Finland.
L'Anse Aux Meadows in Newfoundland may be the site of the Vinland settlement. New URL.
The Viking Ship Home Page, by D. L. Ashliman at the University of Pittsburgh.
Vikings in the New World by William Bakken includes an Overview.
The Vikings in Vinland, an article from The Athena Review.
The Vinland Map has been the subject of controversy for decades; here's an illustrated chronology of the debate to date by J. Huston McCulloch. There are photoreproductions of the map at Jim Siebold's Cartographic Images page.

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