Month: February 2015

A winged figure from Uppåkra

Summary The paper presents a new find from the Iron Age settlement at Uppåkra in Scania. Cast in the shape of a winged human figure, it measures 7,4cm in length and 4,5 cm in width. It is made out of copper alloy and gilded on all sides including the back. The object shows a figure

Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods since Viking age

Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island’s first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age. Worship of the gods in Scandinavia gave way to Christianity around 1,000 years ago but a modern version of