Viking Trade City

Dublin Core

Title

Viking Trade City

Subject

Brisbane, Brisbane Courier, burial, Denmark, Germany, Hedeby, QLD, Queensland, ship, tourism, trade, trading, ships, Viking, vikings

Description

An article on page 8 of the Brisbane Courier newspaper on December 29, 1930. The article reports on the forthcoming excavations of the main Viking trading centre of the ninth to eleventh centuries, Hedeby. The site is now in northern Germany in South Slesvig, but belonged to Denmark during the Viking Age. The excavation was prompted by the discovery of two burials and a 60ft ship, as well as defensive banks. The article notes that there was much interest in the excavation, and this presumably extended to the newspaper readers in Brisbane. Today Hedeby is a major tourist attraction and includes a museum, a recreation of part of the town, and fully reconstructed defensive banks.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

Brisbane Courier

Date

29 December 1930

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Language

English

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Citation

“Viking Trade City,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed September 19, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/491.