New interpretations of a medieval compass suggest that the Vikings may have skillfully used the sun to operate the compass even when the sun had set below the horizon.
Vikings - who gave birth to legendary tales of brutal warfare and conquest - were in fact a more civilised society than previously believed, a new study has found.
Economic and identity issues, rather than starvation and disease, drove Viking descendent out of Greenland back to their ancestral homes in the 15th century, researchers say.
Thirty-seven skeletons found in a mass burial site in the grounds of St John`s College may be that of Viking raiders who were captured and then executed.
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