What Did the Vikings Look Like?

The world’s only existing Viking Age helmet, from Gjermundbu in Ringerike. Exhibited in  Historical Museum. (Photo: Museum of Cultural History) The Viking Age is the term for the period in European history, especially Northern European and Scandinavian history, spanning the… Read More ›

Norse Warriors Going Berserk

Textile fragment from the Oseberg Viking ship grave, c, 834 AD: Horned figure with crossed spears facing a person wearing bear skin. (Drawing / Photo: Museum of Cultural History, Oslo) The berserker warriors (Old Norse: ber-serkir, meaning “bear-shirt”) were said to… Read More ›