A Viking grave

An archaeologist explains why the discovery of a Viking grave is important.

Evidence of Vikings at Maeshowe burial chamber

Runes and drawings left at Maeshowe, Orkney, Scotland, provide evidence of Viking life.

The arrival of the Vikings in Scotland

The Vikings arrived in Scotland, making the Scotti move away from Dal Riada into Pictland.

The Brough of Birsay Viking settlement

Why was the Brough of Birsay in Scotland chosen as a settlement by the Norse?

The importance of Lindisfarne for the Vikings

What made Lindisfarne, or Holy Island, such an important place?

The Norse settlement of Jarlshof

What has the settlement of Jarlshof taught archaeologists about the Norse way of life?

The Vikings in Dublin

What the city of Dublin would have been like in Viking times?

Viking archaeological remains

A visit to the Museum of Scotland to find out what an archaeologist's work involves.

Viking beliefs

Find out which gods the Vikings worshipped and why.

Viking clothing

A description of the type of clothes that the Vikings wore, homemade and practical.

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