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During the Viking Age, people started to categorise ships according to their functions. There were two types. One was primarily suitable for transporting armed men. The other was suitable for transporting cargo. Pictured here is the Viking Ship Museum’s freighter Ottar, which is of the type that was used for navigating the North Atlantic islands. (Photo: the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde).

How Vikings navigated the world Irene Berg Petersen. ScienceNordic October 2012 - With no access to modern navigation instruments, Vikings relied on birds, whales, celestial bodies, chants and rhymes to navigate the seas and discover new land.

Gold-embroidered silk, maybe from Byzantium, found in Lund, Sweden. (source:"The vikings" Graham-Cambell, James. British Museum 1980 ISBN 0 71 41 1352 2)

Depending on where in the grave this was found this could be the top of a dress. Gold-embroidered silk, maybe from Byzantium, found in Lund, Sweden. (source:"The vikings" Graham-Cambell, James.

Research paper  Viking Women: Underdress By Hilde Thunem (hilde@thunem.priv.no) (Last updated March 10th 2014)  Fragment of S31 showing the structured linen weave

Research paper Viking Women: Underdress By Hilde Thunem (hilde (Last updated March Fragment of showing the structured linen weave

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ENGLISH: Needle from the Viking age, found in Gloppen, Western Norway. Exhibited in Bergen museum.

A metal detectorist near Dumfries in southwest Scotland has discovered what authorities are hailing as the largest and most significant Viking hoard found in the country in more than 120 years. Among the 100 artifacts, dating from the ninth and tenth centuries, are high-quality gold and silver objects including bracelets, brooches, pins, and armbands, as well as two exceptional items—a silver cross with unique enamel decorations and a rare silver cup.

The largest and most significant Viking hoard in more than 120 years has been discovered by a metal detectorist in SW Scotland. Among the 100 artifacts, dating from the & centuries, are high-quality gold & silver objects.

Reindeer Antlers Suggest Viking Age Began With Trade. | Archaeology |24 April 2015 | "The Norwegian reindeer antlers suggest that Norway’s earliest so-called Vikings developed their maritime skills through trade. “Now we can prove that shipping between Norway and the market town of Ribe was established prior to the Viking era, and trade networks helped to create the incentives and the knowledge of the sea, which made the Viking raids possible."

The story of the Vikings begins in the year 793 AD, after Norwegian Vikings landed in England on the first official Viking raid. To this day, these fierce raids are the most famous of Viking stories.

In the middle of the 13th century the Vikings who had settled in Greenland encountered no less than ten years of harsh and cold winters and summers. The Norsemen, who were living as farmers, bid farewell to many of their cattle during that period. But this didn't knock them out; on the contrary they lived with the worsening climate for almost 200 years during what we later would call the Little Ice Age. This is the conclusion of a new Ph.D. thesis.

In the middle of the century the Vikings who had settled in Greenland encountered no less than ten years of harsh and cold winters and summers. The Norsemen, who were living as farmers, bid farewell to many of their cattle during that period.

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