In this episode, Sofie discusses the revival of the Norse culture during the Victorian era in which an often romanticised view of the Vikings was portrayed. She explores the Victorian origins of some of the most iconic images of Vikings in modern popular culture including the horned helmet and Valkyries.
After our initial discussion about the Iceman known as Ötzi, we were lucky enough to discuss things with an expert to clear up some of the fact and fiction surrounding the discovery. In this episode, Sean talks to Andreas Putzer of the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology where the body of the Iceman is kept.
You can learn more at http://www.iceman.it/en/
Ötzi the iceman is an ancient natural mummy of a man who lived between 3400 and 3100 BC in a time known as the Copper Age. His body and belongings are displayed in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and he has been a source of fascination for all of us at Northern Fire since his discovery in 1991.
In this episode, Sean and Hamish (from Pictavia Leather) discuss what they find fascinating about the iceman. We are hoping to discuss the matter further with an expert from the Museum in Italy in the future so if you have any questions you want us to ask, please add them in the comments!
In this podcast, we discuss how metalworkers and craftsmen may have worked through the ages. Sean is joined by special guest Jim Glazzard from Asgard who have specialised in making jewellery inspired by viking era artefacts. Amongst other subjects, the guys discuss experimental archaeology, Pictish theories and the joy of risk assessments...
An interview with the well respected historian Neil Price about the Viking age. We discuss his upcoming book "The Children of Ash and Elm: The History Of The Vikings", his views on Nordic tattooing, burial rituals and amongst other subjects, trolls...