Viking ship to set sail again
A replica of the battleship 'Sea Stallion' (pictured) will make the journey across the North Sea from Denmark next month. Built in 1042, it was one of the greatest seaborne weapons used by Ireland's bloodthirsty Viking invaders to fight battles at home and abroad.
A mainly Danish crew of 65 - which includes Irish sailor Triona Nicholl (24) from Leixlip, Co Kildare - will sail the vessel.
Triona, a UCD archaeology student, has been in training for the voyage for the last two years and will embark on the unique voyage from July 1. No one has manned a ship like it in over 900 years. The crew ranges in age from 16 to 64. The ship was a masterpiece of shipbuilding design when it was first unveiled....
comments powered by Disqus
- Joan Baez, Sly Stone, Steve Martin, Ben E. King -- all honored by the Library of Congress
- StoryCorps to Launch Global Expansion With $1M TED Prize
- Hofstra Event Looks at Bush Presidency
- Did Israel steal uranium from a town in Pennsylvania in the 1960s?
- Sequel to Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom to be published next year
- History Camp "unconference" returns for the second year in Boston
- History Department at Connecticut College deplores Facebook post on Palestinians
- Historians join other scholars in protesting Georgia's anti-gay legislation
- Homeland Security historian builds winning case against Salvadoran leader who oversaw crimes
- What Howard Zinn taught the students of Spelman College