Viking Raids in Britain
The Viking raids and subsequent settlements define the period known as the Viking Age in Britain which had profound consequences on the development of the culture and language. The raids started in June of 793 CE when three ships docked...
In the antiquity, the statue represented an attendant of the original god Mithras and would have held a torch, but in the 18th century, the arms were restored with attributes of the Trojan prince Paris. Discovered outside Rome in 1785 CE...
Vikings TV Series Characters: History & Legend
The History Channel’s Vikings (2013-present) is historical fiction drawing on characters and events from the Viking Age (c. 790 - c. 1100 CE) and focusing primarily on the legendary Viking leader Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons. Created...
The Judgement of Paris Mosaic
Mosaic depicting the Judgement of Paris, one of the preliminaries in the Trojan War story. The mosaic, dating to the second century CE, adorned a dining room in the house of a wealthy Roman in Antioch on the Orontes (modern-day Southeastern...
The Judgement of Paris
The painting shows the Judgment of Paris, an event in Greek mythology. Figures, from left to right: The goddesses Athena, Hera and Aphrodite, then Aphrodite's son, Eros, and Paris. Oil on canvas, 1904. Museum of Málaga.
The Judgement of Paris (Detail)
A detail from a fragmentary marble relief depicting the Judgement of Paris, one of the preliminaries in the Trojan War story. Paris wears his typical oriental cap and on the left is his companion, the shepherdess Oenone, who holds a syrinx...
Siege of Paris, 885-886 CE
A depiction of the Siege of Paris in 885-886 CE, by Mirco Paganessi. Courtesy of Medieval Warfare Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers.
A nude youth wearing a phrygian cap: Prince Paris, Rome, 2nd cent. CE, marble. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Denmark, Copenhagen). Made with Memento Beta (now ReMake) from AutoDesk. For more updates, please follow @GeoffreyMarchal on Twitter.
The Real Vikings: A Documentary
Popular, modern conceptions of the Vikings—the term frequently applied to their modern descendants and the inhabitants of modern Scandinavia— strongly differ from the complex picture that emerges from archaeology and historical sources. A...
The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok
The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok (Ragnarr Loðbrók) is an outstanding Old Norse tale, and the foremost medieval source for the legend of the most famous Viking hero. Dr. Jackson Crawford is Instructor of Nordic Studies and Nordic Program Coordinator...