Valknut, the Nordic symbol whose original meaning and name are unknown

Although today it is sadly famous for its appropriation and use by some supremacist groups, the truth is that Nordic…

When Peter I of Portugal ordered the exhumation of his deceased wife to crown her queen

One of the most attractive places in Portugal is the Monastery of Alcobaça. Its interest is multiple: religious, artistic-monumental, cultural…

The sword embedded in the rock of the precipice of Rocamadour for 9 centuries

Durandal (or Durandarte) was the famous sword of Roland, the Frankish knight who died at the Battle of Roncevaux Pass…

The true history of Rollo, the Viking from whom all current European monarchs descend

One of the most interesting chapters of the Vikings television series is the one where we witness the twist given…

Brattahlíð, Erik the Red’s farm in Greenland

When vikings arrived in Greenland in 985 they found a land almost completely covered by snow and ice. Except for…

The curious case of Maltese, the only Semitic language in the European Union

The special location of Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and halfway between Africa and Europe, gave the…