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The Vikings did not always set out with war in mind. Finds of large cargo ships and wealthy trading towns give a more nuanced picture of the period. It was a time in which trading in everything from slaves to silk and iron flourished. Finds of Arabic silver coins in Scandinavia and a small Buddha figure in Sweden testify to how distant the trading connections could be.

The Vikings did not always set out with war in mind. Finds of large cargo ships and wealthy trading towns give a more nuanced picture of the period. It was a time in which trading in everything from slaves to silk and iron flourished. Finds of Arabic silv

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The Viking World Tour - 793 England * 795 Wales * 799 France * 807 Ireland * 826 Russia * 844 Spain * 845 Morocco * 860 * Iceland * 921 Greece * 957 Italy * 1000 America History jokes

L'Anse aux Meadows is an archaeological site on the northernmost tip of Newfoundland. Discovered in 1960, it is the only known site of a Norse or Viking village in Canada, and in North America outside of Greenland. The UNESCO World Heritage Site highlights Viking life in North America.

L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada - an archaeological site on the northernmost tip of Newfoundland discovered in It is the only known site of a Norse or Viking village in North America outside of Greenland.

just interesting to look at -  Fireplace inside a Reconstructed Viking House - Trelleborg, Sweden

just interesting to look at - Fireplace inside a Reconstructed Viking House - Trelleborg, Sweden

Read a brief article on the food types eaten by the Norsemen during the Viking Age, focusing on the rather self-sufficient Norse cuisine.

paganroots: “ Fotevikens Museum, Sweden by Mihaela Piskač ”

Amazing Metal Viking Ship Fire Pit - #Grills,BbqFirePits #Art #Metal #Miniature

Amazing Metal Viking Ship Fire Pit

Houses in the museum of Foteviken. Reconstruction of Viking age settlement.

Panoramio - Photo of Houses in the museum of Foteviken. Reconstruction of Viking age settlement.

Sigurd slays Fafnir.

I seriously wish I had this to hang on the wall or from my bed. Sigurd slays Fafnir by "An imiation of a Norse stave church portal, done in ink on wood rather than carved"

Viking throne craft made in Finland

Viking throne craft made in Finland

Viking throne craft made in Finland - Perfect for John (Woodworking Desk)

Inside the Chieftain's Hall at the Rosala Viking Center, Finland.

Inside the Chieftain's Hall at the Rosala Viking Center, Finland.

Scientists Think They Have Found The Mythical ‘Sunstone’ Vikings Used To Navigate Warships - Medieval Archives

Shipwreck found with Viking sun stone An oblong crystal found in the wreck of a English warship is a sunstone - Icelandic spar, a near-mythical navigational aid said to have been used by Viking mariners, researchers said on Wednesday.

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