Use of Cannabis in the Viking age

I have read this article: Cannabis found in Viking grave ( The article is about the Oseberg boat Grave in Tørnsberg, Norway. The article seems to be quite accurate, except for the wording. It is true that Cannabis was found in a leather purse found with the elder lady (the word sack seems to imply […]

Was an Odin statuette seized in central Turkey

The Turkish State media “The Daily Sabah” has an article about a “1,200-year-old Viking god Odin statuette seized in central Turkey”. The article claims that it is a Viking Age statuette of Odin, found at the home of a smuggler. Looking at the item it’s clear that the statuette is not from the Viking Age. […]