Fifth-Century Massacre: A Real Life ‘Game of Thrones?’May 4, 2018
The New York Times explored the story of a fifth-century fortress on the Swedish island of Öland in the Baltic Sea, where it appears to have been the site of a massacre straight out of “Game of Thrones.” Smithsonian.com also featured the findings of the three-year excavation, which revealed the slaughter of at least 26 men and children.
Also in the news…
We’ve shared news about Sweden’s cashless society in the past. CNBC reports that the country’s central bank is concerned about the rate of cash being phased out. Consider that just two percent of the total value of transactions of in Sweden consist of cash, per CNBC.
Avicii’s Final Days
We’re still mourning the passing of Tim Bergling, aka Avicii. Rolling Stone
took a look at the superstar’s final days, and tributes continue to pour in from all over the globe from the likes of Imagine Dragons and Rita Ora. And we were touched by a letter from his girlfriend that was revealed this week.
Will They or Won’t They?
In March, Swedish House Mafia’s reunion for one night in Miami got fans’ hopes up that the group might soon announce a tour. This week, the band deleted all of its Instagram posts, according to Billboard, leaving fans to wonder what’s next.
Ranking the Skarsgård Brothers’ Movies by Hotness
Who’s the hottest Skarsgård? Marie Claire ranked the top 10 movies featuring a Skarsgård by hotness. We like Pennywise, but Alexander Skarsgård as a nearly-naked Tarzan checking in at no. 10 seems way (way!) too low…