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News Iceland » History: In Iceland, food is a challenge, not a meal

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Publication date: Friday 19 January 2018

“That’s one of the great new things,” said Jesse Byock, author of Viking Age Iceland and a professor of early Icelandic history and Old Norse saga literature at both the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Iceland.

News Iceland » History: How to enforce gender equality? Iceland tests the waters

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Publication date: Saturday 13 January 2018

“Women showed their solidarity, that they are many, that they can be a real change factor,” says Ms. Gísladóttir, who was studying history at university at the time and went on to help found the first women’s political party in Iceland's modern histor

News Iceland » History: Viking Sex Slaves – The Dirty Secret Behind The Founding Of Iceland

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Publication date: onday 15 January 2018

sexual slavery played a significant role in the settlement of Iceland. Next, read about the 1,200-year-old viking sword that was discovered on a Norwegian mountain. Then read through our viking facts and learn about one of history’s most misunderstood ...

News Iceland » History: Icelandic History & Culture in Crisp, 4K UHD Detail Coordinated with AV Stumpfl Avio Control System

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Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

So the Tales from Iceland Museum needed to make sure it could retain its influx of visitors with stunning 4K UHD video representing Icelandic history, nature and culture. A total of 21 4K UHD players from AV Stumpfl were used in order to integrate into the ...

News Iceland » History: DNA from an escaped slave who ended up in Iceland ID’d in his descendants

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Publication date: uesday 16 January 2018

By piecing together genetic information from his descendants, scientists in Iceland have now reconstructed a substantial portion of Jonatan's own genome and genetic history. Jonatan's history has been a subject of fascination, not only because he was an ...

News Iceland » History: The DNA of Iceland's First Known Black Man, Recreated from His Living Descendants

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Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

No one knows where in Iceland he is buried today ... so this may be the only hint to her and her ancestors’ origins. “It’s the writing of history with DNA, basically,” says Hannes Schroeder, an archaeologist at the University of Copenhagen who ...

News Iceland » History: LP Archaeology: Iceland’s Record Sleeve History On Display At Hönnunarsafn

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Publication date: Friday 12 January 2018

Hönnunarsafn—The Museum of Icelandic Design—is a tucked away place, in the sprawling Reykjavík suburb of Garðabær. Boxed in by a surrounding retail park, it isn’t easy to stumble across, but inside its pristine galleries lies an intriguing ...

News Iceland » History: Iceland supermarket pledges to be plastic-free by 2023

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Publication date: onday 15 January 2018

Iceland, which announced in November last year that it is supporting Greenpeace’s call to the Government to adopt the Deposit Return Scheme for bottles, has a long history of campaigning and leading positive change for the environment, being the first UK ...

News Iceland » History: 2016 Olympic Finalist Hilda Luthersdottir Retires from Swimming

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Publication date: uesday 23 January 2018

After being absent from competition for the first half of the season, All-American Megan Byrnes and NCAA champion Simone Manuel made their 2017-18 debut. Michigan State senior Racheal Bukoski broke the MSU pool record in the 50 on Senior Day. Paulina Nogaj ...

News Iceland » History: ICE-SAR finds unidentified body near abandoned farm in SE Iceland

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Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

The Chief Superintendent for the Police in South Iceland told the local news site Vísir that an ... the second deadliest eruption in Icelandic history, Sandfell was one of the most important farms in the region.