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The great sea expeditions of the Viking Age - The basis of the great sea expeditions undertaken by the Vikings was ship technology. The Viking ship was a piece of high technology based upon hundreds of years of development and experience. It was distinguished by its narrow keel and shallow draught. This made even the largest ocean-going warships suitable for sailing onto beaches and up rivers. Such tactics enabled, for example, the siege of Paris to be carried out in the year 885.

The great sea expeditions of the Viking Age - The basis of the great sea expeditions undertaken by the Vikings was ship technology. The Viking ship was a piece of high technology based upon hundreds of years of development and experience. It was distinguished by its narrow keel and shallow draught. This made even the largest ocean-going warships suitable for sailing onto beaches and up rivers. Such tactics enabled, for example, the siege of Paris to be carried out in the year 885.

Nordo-Celtic knot symbolizing the Drakkar longships paired with the central Icelandic Vegvisir ("sign post"), which is a type of late medieval bind-rune that was a magic sigil to prevent the bearer from getting "lost in the storm". The Vegvisir is often erroneously identified as a Viking-age rune.

Nordo-Celtic knot symbolizing the Drakkar longships paired with the central Icelandic Vegvisir ("sign post"), which is a type of late medieval bind-rune that was a magic sigil to prevent the bearer from getting "lost in the storm". The Vegvisir is often erroneously identified as a Viking-age rune.

Inguz, viking symbol means "where there is a will, there is a way" I found this symbol one day, forgot wha it meant and I have been looking for it forever! Finally found out yay!(:

Inguz, viking symbol means "where there is a will, there is a way" I found this symbol one day, forgot wha it meant and I have been looking for it forever! Finally found out yay!(:

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Viking Drinking Horn by Sholosh equipment gear magic item | Create your own roleplaying game material w/ RPG Bard: www.rpgbard.com | Writing inspiration for Dungeons and Dragons DND D&D Pathfinder PFRPG Warhammer 40k Star Wars Shadowrun Call of Cthulhu Lord of the Rings LoTR + d20 fantasy science fiction scifi horror design | Not Trusty Sword art: click artwork for source

Viking Drinking Horn by Sholosh equipment gear magic item | Create your own roleplaying game material w/ RPG Bard: www.rpgbard.com | Writing inspiration for Dungeons and Dragons DND D&D Pathfinder PFRPG Warhammer 40k Star Wars Shadowrun Call of Cthulhu Lord of the Rings LoTR + d20 fantasy science fiction scifi horror design | Not Trusty Sword art: click artwork for source

Mention the word norse and it is sure to conjure up images of vikings, dragon ships, and trolls. This lens serves as an introduction...

Mention the word norse and it is sure to conjure up images of vikings, dragon ships, and trolls. This lens serves as an introduction...

MAKRAMA "VIKING 1"  "VIKING” to kolekcja makram inspirowanych żeglowaniem, tajemnicami i marzeniami dawnych odkrywców. Makramy te splatane są z pięknej, naturalnej linki, o wyraźnej strukturze,...

MAKRAMA "VIKING 1" "VIKING” to kolekcja makram inspirowanych żeglowaniem, tajemnicami i marzeniami dawnych odkrywców. Makramy te splatane są z pięknej, naturalnej linki, o wyraźnej strukturze,...

The Vikings settle down - Explore Viking settlement and place names with this activity.

The Vikings settle down - Explore Viking settlement and place names with this activity.

Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archeological site in Shetland, Scotland.  It lies near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland and has been described as " one of the most remarkable archeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles ".

Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archeological site in Shetland, Scotland. It lies near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland and has been described as " one of the most remarkable archeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles ".