Detail of the silk textiles from the Persian region that were found in the Oseberg ship. Photo: KHM-UiO T he silk trade was far more comprehensive than we have hitherto assumed and recent research may change our perceptions of the history of the Norwegian Vikings. After four years of in-depth investigation of the silk trade of the Viking Age, Marianne Vedeler, Associate Professor at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo has found that the Norwegian Vikings maintained trade connections with Persia and the Byzantine Empire through a network of traders from a variety of places and cultures who brought the silk to the Nordic countries.
The Norwegian Vikings were more oriented towards the East than we have previously assumed, according to new research. After four years of in-depth investigation of the silk trade of the Viking Age, archeologists may change our perce... Read Post
Archaeologists Uncover 1,000-Year-Old Viking Artifacts in Scotland The first intact Viking boat burial site to be found in Britain was discovered in Scotland, archaeologists said Wednesday. The site in the Scottish Highlands, on the... Read Post
The Vikings did not only go West to pillage and plunder. Most of the silk found in the Oseberg ship may have been purchased by honest means from Persia. Silk textiles from the Persian region were found in the Oseberg ship. Among the... Read Post