Archive for the ‘Viking’ Category

Of the Norwegian Flatanger Golden Eagles

An adult white-tailed eagle flies along the remote Sorfjorden-Fjord on the west coast of Norway about 200 Kilometers(125 miles) north of the town of Trondheim January 30, 2012. The Norwegian coastline is the most important stronghold of this endangered bird-species in Europe with still more than 1500 breeding pairs. Picture taken January 30. REUTERS/Thomas Krumenacker (NORWAY – Tags: ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

An adult golden eagle feeds on a red fox in a forest in the region of Flatanger in north-western Norway, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of the town of Trondheim January 30, 2012. To help this globally endangered species over the hard winter, with often temperatures dropping below minus 15 degrees centigrade (5 degrees Farenheit) nature conservationists occasionally feed the birds with foxes shot during the hunting season. The European population of golden eagles has its stronghold in Norway and Sweden with about 1500 breeding pairs. Picture taken January 30. REUTERS/Thomas Krumenacker (NORWAY – Tags: ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

    Of the Viking New Years

    Up Helly Aa vikings from Lerwick in the Shetland Islands stand with their flaming torches during the annual torchlight procession to mark the start of Hogmanay (New Year) celebrations in Edinburgh December 30, 2011. The annual torchlight procession starts at the Parliament Square and finishes with the burning of a Viking longship at Calton Hill in Edinburgh. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN – Tags: SOCIETY)

    EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – DECEMBER 30: Mathew Robertson dressed as Viking leads the torchlight procession as it makes its way along Princess Street for the start of the New Year celebrations December 30, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thousands of people joined in the torchlight procession, which is followed by the burning of a Viking long ship, to mark the start of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

      Of the Silverdale Viking Hoard

      A Viking coin, dated between AD 900 and 910, of a previously unrecorded type believed to be carrying the name of an otherwise unknown Viking ruler in northern England, is displayed with other coins at the British Museum in London, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. The coins are part of the Silverdale Viking Hoard discovered by local metal-detectorist Darren Webster in September 2011 in the Silverdale area of North Lancashire, England. The hoard comprises of 201 silver objects including arm-rings, coins, finger-rings, ingots (metal bars), brooch fragments and a fine wire braid. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

      A museum assistant holds one of 27 Viking silver coins at the British Museum in London December 14, 2011. The coins form part of the Silverdale Viking Hoard, which contains a total of 201 silver objects and a well preserved lead container, and was discovered in September 2011 with a metal-detector in the Silverdale area of North Lancashire. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)

      Darren Webster, who found a Viking hoard, holds a Viking arm-ring at the British Museum in London December 14, 2011. The coins form part of the Silverdale Viking Hoard, which contains a total of 201 silver objects and a well preserved lead container, and was discovered in September 2011 with a metal-detector in the Silverdale area of North Lancashire. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)

      LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 14: An employee of the British Museum examines a silver arm-rings dating from 900 AD which are part of the Silverdale Viking Hoard on December 14, 2011 in London, England. The hoard, which was discovered by local metal-detectorist Darren Webster in North Lancashire, comprises of 201 silver objects including arm-rings, coins, finger-rings, ingots, brooch fragments and fine wire braid. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

      A museum assistant holds a Viking arm-ring at the British Museum in London December 14, 2011. The coins form part of the Silverdale Viking Hoard, which contains a total of 201 silver objects and a well preserved lead container, and was discovered in September 2011 with a metal-detector in the Silverdale area of North Lancashire. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)

        Of the Viking Sea Stallion of Glendalough

        A Viking ship named Havhingsten af Glendalough — the Sea Stallion of Glendalough — is the world’s largest replica of a Viking warship. A Viking ship named Havhingsten af Glendalough — the Sea Stallion of Glendalough — is the world’s largest replica of a Viking warship.

        File illustration photo shows a replica Viking ship in Northern Jutland in August 2008. Researchers say Vikings used transparent calcite crystal to fix the bearing of the Sun, to within a single degree of accuracy. (AFP Photo/Henning Bagger)

          Of the Viking Boat Artifacts

          Hannah Cobb, a co-director of the Ardnamurchan Transitions Project, poses for photographers with a 9-10th century Viking sword in Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, Scotland October 18, 2011. Viking artifacts have been found during an excavation near Ardnamurchan in the Scottish highlands. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN – Tags: SOCIETY)

          Hannah Cobb, a co-director of the Ardnamurchan Transitions Project, poses for photographers with a 9-10th century Viking tooth in Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, Scotland October 18, 2011. Viking artifacts have been found during an excavation near Ardnamurchan in the Scottish highlands. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN – Tags: SOCIETY)

          EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – OCTOBER 18: Helena Gray from CFA Archaeology Ltd holds a viking axe head during a viewing at CFA Archaeology of artefacts discovered from the first fully intact Viking boat burial site on October 18, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The 5 meter long grave uncovered on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, contained the remains of a high status Viking, who was buried with an axe, a sword with decorated hilt, a spear, shield boss and bronze ring pin. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)




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