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Axes, armour, torches: Vikings feast on Scottish island

Lerwick - Vikings partied in Scotland's Shetland Islands on Tuesday in the annual "Up Helly Aa" festival, featuring a parade of men in suits of armour torching a wooden ship.

Review: Past choices have serious consequences in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a new disturbing horror story from the small screen; Jack Sparrow’s latest adventure with new friends; a multi-generational Southern drama; and details of a shocking financial scandal.

The image of Vikings as marauders and rapists not altogether true

Vikings in literature and movies are often portrayed as being sex-mad marauders, violent in their ways, and intent on pillaging. While being pillagers may be true, doubt has been cast on them being rapists.

DNA shows Viking women also colonized new lands

A new genetic study conducted by researchers with the University of Oslo has revealed that a significant number of Viking women sailed with their husbands on voyages of conquest. The study contradicts the stereotypes we have often held about Norsemen.

1,000 year old Viking treasure unearthed in Scotland

Dumfries - A retired businessman has discovered an ancient Viking treasure while exploring with a metal detector in the Scottish coastal city of Dumfries, in Dumfriesshire.

Viking treasure hoard of over 100 items found in Scotland

A retired businessman using a metal detector has discovered a treasure trove of over 100 Viking artifacts in a field in Dumfriesshire, southwest Scotland. The Viking hoard of treasure dates back over 1,000 years, and is considered an important find.

Sneak peak at season three of 'Vikings'

A few weeks ago, at San Diego Comic Con 2014, a trailer for the History's Channel's hit show 'The Vikings,' season three, premiered.

Review: New on DVD for March 11 Special

This week’s releases include an action throwback; a poor adaptation of a popular YA novel; a movie with an amazing built-in soundtrack; and a Cecil B. DeMille classic in high-definition.

British Museum shows Vikings' softer side

London - The Vikings are renowned as bloodthirsty warriors, but a new exhibition at the British Museum aims to show the cultural achievements and trading skills that spread their influence far and wide."Vikings: Life and Legend", which opens on Thursday and run...

A bottle of Mead this holiday season?

Unless you are into the history of foods and beverages or steeped in European ancestry, chances are, you have probably never heard of Mead.

Review: New on DVD for October 15 Special

This week’s releases include a variety of original, skillful, well-crafted stories presented by novice and seasoned directors.

'Near-mythical' Viking navigational aid found in shipwreck

Researchers believe they have found a sunstone in a 16th century shipwreck. This oblong shaped crystal is described as having been used by Viking mariners.

Viking-era shipwreck found off the coast of Sweden

A centuries-old shipwreck has been discovered lying underneath the waters of Sweden's coastline. The remains of the boat have been estimated to be about 800 years old.

Archeologists find 1,000-year-old Viking burial site in Scotland

A project six years in the making, archaeologists have made an exciting discovery in Scotland's west coast on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The find includes the remains of a Viking chief, who was buried with his boat, ax, spear and sword.

NFL: Viking get first win with victory over Cardinals 34-10

Minneapolis - The issue with the Minnesota Vikings was they could not keep the lead once they got it, but today they kept it and held it to the end. Both teams are struggling though as both teams are riding losing streaks coming into today's game.

NFL: The Chiefs get their first win at the expense of the Vikings

Kansas City - The Kansas City Chiefs have been mauled by injuries, but found a way to pull off a victory today over the troubled Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings have been trouble this season as they can’t hold leads or even pull off a victory.

NFL: Lions come from behind to start season 3-0

Minneapolis - The Viking brought in Donovan McNabb to lead the Viking to wins, but as of right now they are just taking loses. This one was bad as the Detroit Lions came from behind to win the game in overtime.

NFL: Kaeding is out for the Chargers after freak accident

San Diego - You usually don’t expect to see a kicker get injured during the game unless they are roughed up on a field-goal, punt or just straight ran over on a kickoff. Yesterday we saw a kicker get hurt while trying to make a play on kickoff.

NFL: Peterson gets extension with Vikings worth $100 million

Minneapolis - With the lockout over it seems as if owners are looking to lockup their ‘moneymakers’ long-term now. It began with Larry Fitzgerald, then DeAngelo Williams, then Chris Johnson and now the Viking lockup Peterson.

NFL: Locker gets the best Ponder in pre-season debut

Nashville - To first rounder got their chance to show what they got as Minnesota Vikings’ Christian Ponder and Tennessee Titans’ Jake Locker squared off in their pre-season debut. Locker was taken was taken 8th overall, and Ponder was taken 12th overall.

NFL: Brett Favre's starting streak comes to an end

Brett Favre, future Hall of Famer and the Minnesota Vikings quarter, has suffered another dramatic tragedy this year: his 297-game starting streak has come to an end.

Bergen: Norway’s historical fisheries and cultural center Special

Bergen - Bergen, also known as the city of the seven mountains, is a world class heritage city that has been a destination for visitors for about 900 years. It is also the gateway to the spectacular Norwegian Fjords and one of the rainiest cities in the world.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings say goodbye to Randy Moss

The Minnesota Vikings decided to place wide receiver Randy Moss on waivers a month after welcoming him to the team. The coaching staff haven't yet explained why the team is letting go Moss.

Op-Ed: Vikings Fumble Farve's Hopes Away

It seemed like the Minnesota Vikings had the NFC championship game in hand versus the New Orleans Saints until turnovers turned the game around.

NFL: Vikings Put An End to the Cowboys

The Vikings defense did what they were supposed to do, put pressure on Tony Romo. The Dallas Cowboys offensive line couldn't do what they were supposed to do, hold off the Viking defense.

Pro Football: Bears Play Rude Hosts to Vikings

The Bears thwarted a Minnesota comeback to beat Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings on a cold Monday night in Chicago.

Pro Football: Panthers Maul Vikings

The Carolina Panthers showed signs of life tonight as they manhandled the Vikings in the second half of their game in Charlotte.

He's Still Got It: Favre Leads Vikings to Win in Dramatic Fashion

With 10 seconds left in the 4th quarter and the Minnesota Vikings down by three to the San Francisco 49ers, Viking quarterback Brett Favre gave Minnesota fans a little magic.

Brett Favre Returns In A Less Than Stellar Performance

NFL legend Brett Favre made his return last night for the Minnesota Vikings in a less than spectacular performance, but the Vikes still won 17-13.

NFL QB Favre Retired for Good, for Now

On Tuesday, famed quarterback Brett Favre announced that he will not be joining the Minnesota Vikings in the 2009 season.
 

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A new study strikes down the misconceptions we have held about Vikings. They traveled with their wiv...
A new study strikes down the misconceptions we have held about Vikings. They traveled with their wives to colonize new lands.
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Viking re-enactment at Le Puy du Fou theme park in France
Viking re-enactment at Le Puy du Fou theme park in France
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The little ice age may have impacted on Vikings living in Greenland and Iceland.
The little ice age may have impacted on Vikings living in Greenland and Iceland.
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Battling Vikings: The Viking horde take the battle to the Anglo-Saxons during JORVIK Viking Festival...
Battling Vikings: The Viking horde take the battle to the Anglo-Saxons during JORVIK Viking Festival 2014
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Site of Viking long house in Iceland.
Site of Viking long house in Iceland.
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Vikings Chris Kluwe tweets
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L Anse aux Meadows a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the only authenticated Viking settlement in North...
L'Anse aux Meadows a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the only authenticated Viking settlement in North America.
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Some of the artifacts found in Dumfriesshire.
Some of the artifacts found in Dumfriesshire.
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Dorset culture spun yarn from the Nanook Site (KdDq-9): 4268.
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Iceland may have looked much like it does today when the Viking first started their settlements.
Iceland may have looked much like it does today when the Viking first started their settlements.
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Murton Park Viking Village in North Yorkshire  England .
Murton Park Viking Village in North Yorkshire, England .
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An illustration called "A Viking Foray," from the book, "Myths of the Norsemen from the Eddas and Sagas."
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Clive Standen as Rollo and Tavis Fimmel as Ragnar in the HISTORY series  Vikings
Clive Standen as Rollo and Tavis Fimmel as Ragnar in the HISTORY series 'Vikings'
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Photograph of the Viking ring.
Photograph of the Viking ring.
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