ヴァイキング湊町 デンマーク ヘーゼビュー Haithabu (Hedeby) near Denmark (Jutland). Re-creation of Viking Town. Together with Birka in Sweden, it was one of the most important trading center, for goods to- and fro Asia. Even arab traders from Constantinople visited it!
Birka girl We are curious as to who she was. In the autumn of 2011 recreated sculptor Oscar Nilsson Birka girl's face at the Historical Museum. She has a permanent place in our Viking Exhibition and now reconstruction also got a name - Disa!
In the century, a Córdoban merchant named al-Tartushi visited the Danish market town of Hedeby. He noted that Viking women enjoyed the right to divorce: "They part with their husbands whenever they like." (Alyssa Sutherland from the series Vikings)
Reproduction Century Viking shoe from Schleswig, Germany (Schleswig is a few miles away from Haithabu/Hedeby. The ending "wig" means trading town, because the word Viking, or Wiking, means trader. NOT raider!