The Vikings: New Archaeological Discoveries Seminar. 24 May, Dublin

18/4/14 .-

The Vikings: New Archaeological Discoveries Seminar

Experience a day of talks exploring new and exciting discoveries about the Viking world.

International experts from museums in Ireland and abroad will present their latest findings and provide fresh perspectives on life 1,000 years ago.


National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare St., Dublin


Saturday 24 May, 2014


Dr. Anne Pedersen, Curator and senior researcher, National Museum of Denmark:

“A Royal Palisade - recent results of excavations at Jelling in Jutland, Denmark”

Dr. Gareth Williams, Curator, The British Museum, London

“The Viking Conquest of England: Not as smooth as planned”

Dr. Maria Panum Baastrup, Curator, National Museum of Denmark

“Foreign Artifacts in the Hands of Vikings - Looted & Imported Irish Objects Discovered in Southern Scandinavia”

Eamonn Kelly, Keeper of Irish Antiquities, National Museum of Ireland

“Some new Viking Sites outside Dublin”

Dr Andrew Halpin, Curator and Carol Smith, Conservator, National Museum of Ireland

“Back from the deep: Newly discovered Viking-age weapons”

How to book

Admission is €10. Places limited. Booking is essential.

For more information and to book a place contact the Education Department by phone: +353 (1) 648 6 339 or email:


This event is presented in association with the embassy of Denmark and is supported by the Irish Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

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