13-Year-Old Discovers Treasure Tied To Danish King

WORLD An amateur archaeologist and a 13-year-old student discovered a thousand-year-old treasure on an island in the Baltic Sea. The treasure might be tied to Harald Bluetooth, the famous king who united Denmark. (NPR) Where else have citizen scientists discovered Viking treasure? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Citizen scientists armed with metal detectors discovered … Continue reading 13-Year-Old Discovers Treasure Tied To Danish King

Vikings Could Have Used ‘Sunstones’ to Navigate the North Atlantic

WORLD For centuries, Viking seafarers ruled the North Atlantic, braving open seas to travel thousands of kilometers to their colonies in Iceland and Greenland—all without magnetic compasses. How they performed such a feat has long puzzled scientists. Now, one group of researchers has an answer, based on computer simulations—and legendary crystals. (Science) What were Viking sunstones? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key … Continue reading Vikings Could Have Used ‘Sunstones’ to Navigate the North Atlantic

A Viking Warrior Woman

WORLD For more than a century, historians assumed one of the most spectacular Viking graves ever discovered belonged to a man. Turns out they were wrong. (The Local.se) What other ancient woman tricked archaeologists? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The spectacular gravesite of a Viking warrior in Birka, Sweden, was recently revealed to belong … Continue reading A Viking Warrior Woman

Viking Treasure Discovered in Scotland

WORLD Buried for more than a thousand years, Scotland’s “Galloway hoard” may include rare artifacts looted from medieval monasteries. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to see a similar Viking vessel. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s quick-and-easy MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Images from the Galloway hoard, a collection of Viking treasure discovered in … Continue reading Viking Treasure Discovered in Scotland