News from National History Museum of Stockholm and from Nature magazine.

Bruce Karstadt, President and CEO of American Swedish Institute and board member of the American Friends of Uppsala University, passed on to us these news items of interest AARS.

1)  It appears as though the National History Museum in Stockholm (Historiska) has or is about to reopen its Vikings exhibition after several years of redevelopment.

There were articles about the reopening in the major newspapers – and their website is now discussing it:

https://historiska.se/utstallningar/the-viking-world-2021/
There’s also a considerable amount of digital information available through the museum’s website.

And,

2) There is a recent article in Nature about a most interesting study on the Vikings.  The notion that being a Viking was more a matter of a job description than of heredity is something rarely considered.

Here’s the link:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/viking-was-job-description-not-matter-heredity-massive-ancient-dna-study-shows?utm_campaign=ScienceNow&utm_source=Contractor&utm_medium=Facebook