Leikvin viking market, June 2022

The first event we went on this year, was Leikvin. It was super nice to be back, both back at Leikvin and back in business. The Leikvin market is very beautiful and calm, giving us a chance to just be, make food, have a good time and relax. Here are some pictures from this years …

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Making some everyday viking magic in the snow

If you already follow me on Instagram or Facebook you've probably already seen me talk about this already, but I think it is very important - especially now that we are in the situation we are in. Many struggle to find meaningful content in everyday life, many feel sad, tired and that it is difficult …

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December 24nd – The burial field at Skei

The Skei burial field is located at the farm Skei, in Sparbu in Trøndelag. Skei is the largest prehistoric burial field in the Northern parts of Trøndelag with around 120 visible graves of different shapes and sizes. Most of the mounds are either round or elongated mounds. The elongated mounds seems to most often be …

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December 23th – Brooches

Probably as long as we humans has worn clothes, brooches of various kinds have excised. First they were probably made of bones and other natural materials, and later they were made of different metals. The word 'brooch' is a common archaeological term for artfully designed needles that were meant to hold textile (as in garments) …

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December 19th – The brooch from Melhus, Overhalla

Jewelry wasn't just for decoration. They were also functional. In the Iron Age, pair of brooches were often used to hold a dress in place at the shoulders, while a stronger and more elaborate brooch could fasten a cloak or shawl. Some brooches, such as some relief brooches from the Migration period, are so large, …

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December 12th – The silver treasure from Trondheim

September 4, 1950 was not going to be a normal day at work for those who at that time were digging the ground at Dronningens gate 10 in Trondheim. The reason for the digging was that they were going to expand the buildings of the Hovedpostkontoret (the main post office) in Trondheim. During the dig, …

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December 8th – Seam smoothers and linen smoothers

Christmas is getting closer by the minute it feels like, and it is time to tidy, clean, change the bed linens, polish silver and brass and iron all the table cloths. I remember when I was a child, my mother would hurry around, making everything perfect for Christmas. As she would iron the table cloths …

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December 4th – Barbromesse and spinning yarn before Christmas

Today is 4th of December and according to the Norwegian primstav that means Barbromesse. A primstav is an old type of calendar used in Norway and Denmark during the Medieval period and until the 19th century. These calendars were usually made of wood and had a flat, rectangular shape – like a plank or a …

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The ruins of Sunne church and defense tower, Orreviken, Sweden

As we drove home from the mid winter blot and the viking winter games this year, we drove past a ruin that I have been wanting to stop by and have a closer look at for many years. This time we were finally able to. I always believed that this ruin used to be a …

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