Category: History

New Viking Age Ring-Shaped Fortress Discovered In Denmark

In August, 2017, a group of archaeologists used laser technology to locate a well-shaped, circular ring fortification that dates back to the time of King Harald Bluetooth on the island of Zealand, Denmark. This is the first round citadel of its kind to be discovered on Danish soil since the mid 20th century onwards. Several…


A Brief History Of The City Of Aalborg, Denmark During The Viking Era

Aalborg (alternatively spelled in Danish as ‘Ålborg’) is currently Denmark’s fourth-largest city by means of total population and area as well as an important university centre in Northern Europe. The city is situated in the proximity of Limfjorden (a 110 miles-long strait in the north of Jutland) and almost halfway between the North and Baltic…


The Millenary Anglo-Saxon Wooden Church Of Greensted

The wooden Anglo-Saxon church at Greensted in Ongar, Essex, southeastern England, spans a history of approximately 1,300 years on British soil. The St. Andrews Church from the small village of Greensted is remarkable in that not only is England’s oldest wooden church but can equally be proud of this title worldwide. Furthermore, it might also…


Large Viking Age Military Camp Recently Discovered In England

According to a study carried by the University of York and the University of Sheffield, a huge military camp dating to the Viking Age was discovered on the course of River Trent, Lincolnshire, eastern England. The encampment was larger than most neighbouring urban settlements, providing thus shelter for thousands of Viking warriors, as reported by…


The History Of The Medieval Saxon Fortified Churches In Transylvania

Since the High Middle Ages, a German-speaking population known as Transylvania Saxons has been living in southern and north-eastern Transylvania, present-day Romania. One of their greatest historical achievements is represented by a series of fortified churches, compactly spread in the proximity of the Carpathian mountain range. These peasant citadels (as opposed to their fortified cities) were built…