PBS Distribution is taking audiences on another archaeological dig next week in another new episode of NOVA.
NOVA: Lost Viking Army is scheduled for release Aug. 13 on DVD. The program follows a bio-archaeologist named Cat Jarman who believes that a mass grave discovered roughly forty years ago is the final resting place of an infamous Viking force known as the “Great Heathen Army.”
The “Great Heathen Army,” also known as the “Great Danish Army,” was a group of Vikings who came together from Norway, Sweden and Denmark to invade England in 865 AD. The army’s conquest lasted a total of 14 years. The legend behind the raid is that it was a reprisal for the execution of the Viking King Ragnar Lothrbok by Aella of Northumbria.
As this episode of NOVA presents, investigations of the mass grave and stories behind the Viking raid lead to revelations about items, such as female warriors taking part in the conflict and a king reunited with his son in death.
NOVA: Lost Viking Army will retail for MSRP of $24.99, but can be pre-ordered at a reduced price of $19.99 through PBS’ store. More information on this and other episodes of NOVA is available online now at:
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