Posts tagged History
Viking Heritage

This summer, I made a day trip to Viking Heritage spot, Sparlösa runestone. Created around 800 AD, the depictions are up for interpretation, though a typical Viking longhouse and ship are clearly visible.

Connecting with something so rooted in my own history was something really special. When I travel around the world visiting cultural sites, they don't necessary resonate with me, as they aren't directly linked to my family's history. The Viking runestone speaks of my ancestors' life and culture. Amazing. Have you visited any historical sites that struck a chord with you?

Scandi History / Viking Shield Maidens

Scandinavian women are known to be independent. Looking back to the Viking age Shield Maiden warriors, we can safely say that these characteristics are engrained in our culture and our blood.

Having studied art history, I particularly enjoyed this National Geographic video, which uses historic evidence to prove the existence of fierce Viking women.

It's only 6mins, so definitely check it out!