On 17 January 2023, professor Kristel Zilmer (University of Oslo) reported the discovery of the oldest runestone unearthed in Scandinavia, dating from ca.1-250 AD. Until now, it was believed that runes started to be carved in stone in Scandinavia only during the IVth century AD.
Sacrifices have been common religious practices all around the world since prehistoric times. Nevertheless, there was an extensive and sometimes heated debate over whether medieval reports on sacrifices in the Viking Age, especially human sacrifices, refer to actual events or were fabricated reports to denigrate the pagan faiths.
News from April 2022 – Roman mosaic found in Roman villa associated with the Germanic king Theodoric
Theodoric “the Great” was king of the Ostrogoths between AD 471 to 526. Considered by some as the Western Emperor as per the facts on the ground, he ruled the Ostrogothic Kingdom of Italy from AD 493 to 526. Theodoric…