History Stories
9 Blades that Forged History
April 23, 2018

These razor-sharp blades inspired fear and fascination and helped change the course of military campaigns. Read More

13-Year-Old Uncovers Silver Treasure of Viking King Bluetooth
April 16, 2018

Bluetooth technology is named after a Viking leader thought to be linked to the find. Read More

Did Vikings Use Crystals to Rule the Seas?
April 5, 2018

Those Viking sunstone rumors appear to be true. Read More

Viking Village With ‘Graffiti’ Found in Dublin
March 27, 2018

The well preserved artifacts date from the 12th century. Read More

Mass Grave in England May Hold a ‘Lost’ Viking Army
February 2, 2018

Members of the Great Heathen Army were violently dispatched. Read More

The Coolest Historical Discoveries of 2017
December 12, 2017

Here are the 15 most intriguing finds of the year. Read More

Why the Vikings Struggled in Iceland and Greenland—And Some Didn’t Make It
October 20, 2017

Some of it may have had to do with the environment. Read More

Why Are These Viking Burial Clothes Inscribed with Arabic Script?
October 12, 2017

The Islamic world may have had a bigger influence on the Vikings than previously thought. Read More

DNA Proves Viking Women Were Powerful Warriors
September 12, 2017

It's the first genetic confirmation of a female Viking warrior. Read More

1,000-Year-Old Stump of Wood May Hold the Key to Viking Fortress Secrets
August 18, 2017

It’s the first of its kind to be discovered in more than half a century. Read More