Viking and Anglo-Saxon
Explore the history of Viking and Anglo Saxon Britain with exhibitions, events, features, news and web resources gathered from hundreds of museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.
Gold beads, hacked Roman legs and jawbones, cave coins and Tutankhamun all turned up in the summer heat. Take a look back at ten of the discoveries.
Archaeologists have been reflecting on their latest excavations at a Salisbury site which has been a Neolithic settlement, Bronze Age burial mound and Saxon cemetery.
Three children, four men and three women are being examined by archaeologists as part of the £22 million Lincoln Castle Revealed project.
See objects including spurs, pins and a buckle from a female grave, investigated as part of six burials found during a search sparked by the discovery of a brooch in 2004.
Archaeologists in Scotland are exploring the likelihood that a high status burial in East Lothian could be a Viking King who ruled Dublin and Northumbria from 934 to 941.
The Vikings’ stay in Great Britain was comparatively short – but lasting. Even a 1000 years after they left the island, they keep fascinating adults as well as children. These museums are the......
A hoard of gold pommels, twisted neck rings, silver ingots and designs from Russia and Ireland will go on public display after a successful public fundraising campaign.
A huge tomb has been excavated at All Saints church, in York city centre, where the timbers of 3rd century trees and pottery fragments have also been found.
From the capture of Jerusalem by the Emperor Titus to a decorated Roman bread stamp, we take a look at the British Museum gallery dedicated to AD 300-1100.
Continuing the trend for alternative cinema content alongside major London exhibitions, Vikings Live is about to go on a major tour of British cinemas.
Emily Beeson negotiates ale buckets and rusted broadswords on a trip around the British Museum's bewitching Life and Legend exhibition.
A 1,400-year-old gold ring will go on show to the public in a special archaeology display after being bought by the Saffron Walden Museum.
The second week of a three-week excavation at the North Yorkshire abbey is drawing to a close, with English Heritage preparing to present its findings.
Having lent some of their skeletons to the British Museum's new exhibition, archaeologists have released more details on the Vikings found in a mass grave in Weymouth in 2009.
The British Museum's first exhibition in more than 30 years to be devoted to Vikings opens this week. See some of the brooches, hoards, swords and ships here.