A woman in Norway discovered the ring mixed in with a bundle of cheap trinkets and jewelry purchased at auction.
A new study has suggested that this gruesome ritual could have been done, even during the time of the Vikings.
New evidence has helped scientists pinpoint exactly when the Vikings were active on the continent.
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Officials have announced that the vessel was found at a burial site on the Norwegian island of Edoya.
Melting ice in Norway has revealed a long-lost Viking-era mountain pass brimming with archaeological discoveries.
Scientists have determined what it was that made the fiercest Viking warriors so fearless and ferocious.
Two metal detectorists in the UK have been jailed after trying to sell a $15M Viking hoard of gold and silver.
Gilbert Levin, who worked on the two Viking landers, maintains that evidence of alien life was found in 1976.
The 900-year-old trinket was unearthed at the site of a Viking farmstead in Iceland's Thjorsardalur valley.
Saga Vanecek discovered the pre-Viking-era relic while swimming near her family's holiday home in Sweden.
A mysterious form of navigation referenced in early Viking literature may have genuinely existed.
Known as Hop, the settlement has been spoken of in Norse sagas passed down over hundreds of years.
Derek McLennan earned almost $2.6 million after unearthing a horde of 10th-century Viking artefacts.
There is evidence to suggest that Viking longhouses were 'buried' by being covered in mounds of Earth.
The data recorded during the historic Viking Mars missions is set to be archived in digital form.
Archaeologists have unearthed what is only the second known Viking site ever discovered in North America.
A huge 1,500-year-old Viking fishing village site has been unearthed during excavations at an airport.
The temple will be the first of its kind to be built in the country since the time of the Vikings.
A huge haul of valuable Viking artefacts has been discovered in a field by a man with a metal detector.