Category: Geography

Discover Denmark’s Viking Age Ring-Shaped Fortresses

There are five major Viking Age ring-shaped fortresses that have been discovered in Denmark thus far. In addition to the five Viking ring citadels from Denmark, there are others located in Scania, southern Sweden. There is another possible ring fortress in Rygge, Østfold, Norway, as well as another possible one in Helsingborg, Sweden (suggested in…


Discover The Viking Village Of Avaldsnes, Norway

Avaldsnes is a village located in the Karmøy municipality pertaining to Rogaland county in south-western Norway. The settlement is located very close to the town of Haugesund. It is reputed for its cultural importance within Norway. It is known that the village of Avaldsnes was the oldest seat of the King of Norway. King Harald…


The Viking Age Ring Fortress Of Trælleborg, Sjælland, Denmark

The Viking ring fortress of Trælleborg is located on the island of Sjælland (Zealand) in Denmark. Situated in the proximity of the small town of Slagelse, the fortress is one of the five of its kind built in Denmark during the Viking Age. The other ring fortresses in Denmark dating back to the Viking Age…


Comic Map Of Europe According To The Vikings (Circa 1000)

Disclaimer: This article is nothing more but a mere pamphlet, thus it should be treated in a purely humorous manner and not otherwise. The following map portrays, in a strikingly comic way, the perception of the Norsemen (Vikings) about medieval Europe in the year 1000. Legend: 1) The Viking Realms (i.e. Denmark, Norway and Sweden);…


Genetic Maps Of Europe

Europe has always been a melting pot of civilisations, cultures and languages. Genetic studies clearly reveal those things and showcase the formation of the European nations as we know them today. The peoples of these nations are formed themselves from a mixture of other ethnic groups which once inhabited a certain territory and afterwards left…