Northern Fire Blog


  • Viking Age Art with Luciano Pezzoli and Lars Grundvad

    Sitting down with one Viking Age art specialist is a treat, but Sean Parry was fortunate enough to pick the brains of both Luciano Pezzoli and Lars Grundvad during this episode of the Northern Fire Podcast.

    Together, they dissect Viking art styles (and substyles) while addressing the true purpose of these motifs: to make a profound and specific statement.

  • Vikings and tattoos: An interview with Neil Price by Sean Parry

    If the Vikings had tattoos, what would they have looked like? We will probably never know. And this element of mystery is what always drew me to the early medieval dark ages and pre history. I’ve always liked that it gives more room for the imagination.

    I had always wanted to put the question forward of the logistics of tattooing in the Viking age to an expert, and thankfully the opportunity finally popped up!

  • In the wake of Vesuvius: Pompeii & Herculaneum

    Duncan Reed explores the Roman archaeological sites at Pompei and Erculaneum which were destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79AD.

    The infamous volcano Vesuviuis still dominates the skyline of the modern day city of Naples, Italy