The Langeid Viking Battle Axe

ThorNews has brought us yet another fascinating look at the history of medieval Scandinavia! This fascinating article concerns an ancient Viking-era weapon unearthed in 2011 at Langeid, Norway, dating from the late 11th century. Modern blacksmiths in Norway have managed to create a copy of the axe, and historians have learned some startling things from it. This is the kind of tidbit from ThorNews that’s just irresistible, so please click on the full article.

The Langeid Viking Battle Axe: The original and the copy. (Photo: Vegard Vike, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo) Contrary to what many believe, battle axes from the last part of the V…

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