The Legacy of the Vikings

In Uncategorized on September 10, 2008 at 10:15 pm

map, courtesy of the Library of Congress

Click here for today’s feature:

Over the next few days a team of researchers in Oslo, Norway, are reopening a Viking grave in hopes of learning more about thier genetic background.  They also hope to use the latest preservation technologies to prevent further decay of the remains for future study.  This feature looks at the suprising legacy of this often misunderstood civilization.  Colonel John Eidsmoe, a historian and member of the Lodge of the Sons of Norway, is the featured expert.

If you’d like to read about the Vikings in their own words, visit this site for an English translation of some of the earliest Viking sagas.


There were a few things that didn’t fit into today’s feature due to time constraints.

Col. Eidsmoe on early Viking religion:


Col. Eidsmoe on the Viking view of sacrafice:


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