December – the romantic Kaupang band

The original band was attached to a piece of herringbone twill found in a woman’s grave in Kaupang, Norway. It was very tiny, only 9 mm wide! Most likely, it was woven with two wool threads and two plant fibers. The colors are not known. My interpretation is with four …

Baltic raiders and the founding of Stockholm

The people living on the eastern side of the Baltic sea such as the Estonians, Curonians and Baltic Finns were not only attacked by the Vikings, but also themselves organized a few raids to the shores of Sweden. One of them was a particular success (or disaster, depending on which …