Tag Archives: Viking

Old Norse, new Viking language book

Photo courtesy of www.vikingnorse.com “Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas,” is published by Jules William Press, and has a website, www. vikingnorse.com. Volume 2 will be released soon.

Learn to read, write, and speak like a Viking with Jesse L. Byock’s “Viking Language 1” Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles Why would anyone want to learn how to speak and read a language that has been “dead” for almost 1,000 years? Old Norse is the tongue the Vikings spoke in, cursed in, prayed in, loved in. It is ...

Minnesota geologist maintains authenticity of Kensington Rune Stone

Researcher Scott Wolte. Photo: www.hookedx.com

Adds Wolter: Visiting Vikings were also Knights Templar By: Chuck Haga, Grand Forks Herald Many Scandinavian-Americans hold it as an article of faith, or at least reason enough to ignore Columbus Day: A rock plucked from roots of a tree in Minnesota in 1898 proves the Vikings were here first. Ever since a Swedish immigrant farmer claimed to have ...

Lois Quam: For opportunities in the new green economy, we should look to Norway

Over the past several days the University of Minnesota and the Royal Norwegian Embassy have hosted Transatlantic Science Week. These annual meetings were initiated by the Norwegian government beginning in 2001 to strengthen cooperation in research, innovation and higher education between Norway, the United States and Canada. By Lois Quam - Minnpost.com The relationship between Norway and ...

Unique Viking find on the west coast of Norway

At Kaupang in Vestfold county, Norway, lie the remains of Sciringes heal - Norway

Norwegian archaeologists have discovered a well preserved Kaupang (Viking trading post) in Lærdal, Sogn og Fjordane county on the west coast of Norway. Archaeologist Asle Bruen Olsen, who has been in charge of the excavation, says to NRK TV that the find is more important, older, and larger than those earlier found in other parts of Norway. More than 30 house ...

Humanities Iowa awards $5,000 to Vesterheim Museum

Humanities Iowa (HI), the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, awarded $5,000 to the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah for a program titled "Sacred Symbols, Ceremonial Cloth."  The grant was one of 17 totaling more than $160,000 awarded at the recent HI board meeting in Ames.  "Sacred Symbols, Ceremonial Cloth" is a study of ...

Asatru followers will get their own burial ground in Oslo

  For the first time in a thousand years, a cemetery for followers of the Asatru will be established in Norway. The building of a ship formed burial ground lined with stone was approved on May 13 by the relevant officials. The burial ground will be built at Voksen graveyard in Oslo.  The Asatrufellowship Bifrost is a ...

Showing of “Norway: Quest for the Viking Spirit”

Richard Bangs in Norway

Richard Bangs’ Adventures with Purpose, a new, one-hour special from American Public Television, will air on KCTS Seattle at 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 7. Hosted by Richard Bangs who is often called “the father of modern adventure travel,” Adventures with Purpose “Norway: Quest for the Viking Spirit” is a new documentary in ...

Tahoe ski resort seeks Vikings for new ads

Granlibakken ski resort at Lake Tahoe with Norwegian roots has issued a video casting call for three men and/or women to play the role of Vikings who will be featured in a national print and Web-based ad campaign. If you have the looks and manners of Hagar the Horrible or Helga from American Gladiators, then you could ...