Arctic Pirates

Arctic Pirates

Most tend to associate Pirates with the Caribbean, warm weather, azure skies and sunny sand-beaches. However, Pirates were also found in many other places, a few of them even laid waste to the Norwegian Arctic some four centuries ago… Thanks to movies, series,...
The Aurora through Medieval Arab Eyes

The Aurora through Medieval Arab Eyes

Intellectuals from the Medieval Islamic world were among the wisest and most knowledgeable of their time and some were extremely well-informed about the mysterious North, the land of the Northern Lights and the Polar Night. In the year 922, the Iraqi dignitary and...