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Today, Norwegian women enjoy positions of power in business and politics, but what exactly were things like during the long history of the Vikings? Most people know the legend of the valkyries and have heard of supposed female Viking warriors known as shield maidens.

Today, Norwegian women enjoy positions of power in business and politics, but what exactly were things like during the long history of the Vikings? Most people know the legend of the valkyries and have heard of supposed female Viking warriors known as shield maidens.

https://flic.kr/p/2ksjtQu | Viking age Glass bead furnace

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Early medieval regions and administrative areas in #Norway #map, approx 850 CE

The Viking-age Fylki (Petty kingdoms) in Norway before the unification. by jkvatterholm: Important! This is the “de jure” regions so to say. A petty king might have power in 2 or 3 of them, or they...

Hairstyle reconstruction of the Ellingkvinded bog body, which approximates the braid found on Viking Age Valkyrie pendants.

Hairstyle reconstruction of the Ellingkvinded bog body, which approximates the braid found on Viking Age Valkyrie pendants.

Museum visit part one – TheVikingQueen

I’ve spent some time visiting museums in Oslo lately. I was completely in awe because of these wood carvings that our ancestors have made. Unfortunately, these are from different stave church…

Viking Age town, Ireland by Steve Doogan

Most of these were commissioned for the Wexford Way in Ireland, an historical trail of early Norman buildings and settlements. I really enjoyed bringing the history to life, the gnarled labourers and the now-ruined churches and windmills. Also featured is work for Duncannon Fort in Waterford and Dublinia in Dublin.