Stationery Supply Employees Build A Giant ‘Game of Thrones’ Fire Breathing Paper Dragon For Their Office

Stationery Supply Employees Build A Giant ‘Game of Thrones’ Fire Breathing Paper Dragon For Their Office

In anticipation of the April 14th premiere of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, the employees of the British office supply company Viking, with the help of paper artist Andy Singleton, built an incredible 13 meter (43 foot) freestanding fire-breathing paper dragon to live in their office. The dragon took ten days to build and a further ten hours to install. Despite the intensity of the project, the entire team was very happy with the results. Continue reading »

Treasure-Laden Viking Cemetery Discovered in Poland

A mysterious burial ground dated to the late 10th and early 11th centuries A.D. has been discovered in a recent archaeological excavation in Poland. Located in the small village of Bodzia in central Poland, the site was excavated from 2007 through 2009 by archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

The discovery is the most recent in a series of excavations of funeral sites in Polish lands dated from the end of the 10th to the middle of the 11th century and connected to the presence of migrants, mostly from Scandinavia. Apart from the graves, the burial grounds contain rich grave goods comprising weapons, high-quality jewellery, ornaments, coins, amulets and many other finds.

Treasure-Laden Viking Cemetery Discovered in Poland

Chamber grave E864 with the richly equipped burial of a young warrior. (S. Gronek) Continue reading »

Remembering the Viking invasions of Spain

Remembering the Viking invasions of Spain

Men dressed up as Vikings take part in the annual Viking festival of Catoira in north-western Spain August 7, 2011. The festival re-enacts past Viking raids in the area and is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of August. (Reuters) Continue reading »