Sagas & Sea-Kings
Sigurd the Volsung ·
The Northern World ·
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
an introduction by Dr. Arne Emil Christensen of the University Museum of National
Antiquities in Oslo.
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".
a network for Viking-related knowledge at Gotland College of Higher
Jorvik Viking Centre in York, England. New URL.
Viking Art and Ornamentation
surveys the styles that of ornamentation that are labeled Oseberg,
Borre, Jellinge, Mammen, Ringerike, and Urnes.
Ships and Explorations
Find, a Viking Age ship excavation in southern Finland.
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
The Vikings in Vinland,
an article from The Athena Review.
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
of the map at Jim Siebold's Cartographic
Notes on the Illustrations ·
26 August 2005