It's a new Viking invasion of Britain – but this time it's cultural
After the discovery of a Viking burial
site in Scotland, Norse history and myths are the focus of a TV saga, epic
novels and a major British Museum exhibition
Longboats, funeral pyres, glinting helmets and drinking horns: the discovery
of a buried Viking boat in the west Highlands a few days ago has given an extra
fillip to a burgeoning cultural fascination with all things Norse.
A succession of Viking literary sagas, films and television series, pieces of
poetry and avant-garde art, not to mention preparations for a major British
Museum show, are now all on the slipway.