Vikiing History Project
Bringing history to life is our goal. We concentrate our work on mediating
accurate knowledge concerning Vikings and Viking history. Our base is the
Viking island of Gotland - a real centre in the Viking world.
Many years of archaeological excavations of farms and graves, as well as
harbours from Viking time and Middle Ages have given us a good base for
understanding the Vikings in all its different senses.
One of the most important excavations in last numbers of years concerns
the Fröjel Viking Port of Trade on the west coast of Gotland. Excavations
have now been going on for 5 years and have given us a tremendous amount
of material, in the artifacts, settlement patterns and graves (www.hgo.se/frojel)
Many years of travelling around in the Viking world has also meant a good
acquaintance with graves, house remains, hill forts, rune stones etc from
different parts of the Viking homelands.
All these information is, or will be, available in different forms, both
accessible as low resolution pictures at this web page, but also in the
form of high resolution material in different forms for purchase.
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$35.00US All together, some 35.000 objects are
registered, giving a detailed information of
trade and manufacturing in the Viking Age.
Gotland Viking Island The CD contains almost
200 of the best-preserved beads out of a
total number of around 500 beads (including
some 200 beads from the graves excavated that
will be dealt with in a future CD-R). The
beads are displayed in galleries, readable
through a normal web browser. The beads are
also available for closer look in the form of
high resolution photos (jpg).
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$35.00US A CD-R dealing with Viking and
Medieval combs and comb making. The
CD contains a number of picture
galleries, displaying different
kinds of combs from Early Viking
Age to late Middle Ages.
In all, there are more then one
hundred picture showing different
kinds of combs, in some cases
several pictures of the same comb
to give a good view of the
constructions. Besides the
galleries, all the pictures are
also available as high resolution
jpg photos for close up look.
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$35.00US One of the most common
from the Viking Age is a knife. Almost every
person in the Viking Age was in possession of
a knife with him or her when they were buried
(especially women). This means that our best
information about knives is actually coming
from grave finds. This CD-R deals with knives from Viking Age,
mainly found on Gotland, and mainly coming
from three different grave fields. The picture
gallery is built around a number of authentic
Viking knives with reasonably well preserved
sheaths (Knife 1, 2 and 3). Besides these,
there are some reconstruction drawings and
photos (one is a detailed reconstruction of a
knife and sheath from Gotland) of original
knives, to get an impression of their sizes,
shapes and decorations. A third part of the
gallery deals with the form and shape of the
iron knives themselves. Finally there is a
section dealing with some pattern of bronze
mountings from different sheaths.
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This CD-R deals with jewellery from the Viking
Age, mainly found on Gotland, and coming from
different grave fields, as well as from the Viking
Age harbour at Fröjel, Gotland. The picture
gallery is built around a presentation of female
and of male jewellery, like different kinds of
brooches, pendants, belt buckles, rings and pins.
Beads, knives and combs, typical Viking Age
objects carried by most people, both men and
women, are not displayed on this CD. They are
covered by earlier Cd's. Besides the photos
and the galleries, there is also a short report
about Viking Age jewellery in Scandinavia in the
form of a PDF file, and also contact sheets of all
the illustrations as well as quick time movies
showing two different forms of animal head
brooches and one box brooch. Finally, all the
illustrations are included in high resolution
photos giving an excellent chance to see all the
small details of brooches etc.
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