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.

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GENETIC BOUNDARIES: 'A pioneering study into [Britain's] genetic heritage ... shows that up to 40 per cent of [British] DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations in 450-600AD. The project, carried out by Oxford University, is particularly interesting because it would seem that this genetic make-up bears out those old traditions and clichés about how [people] relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take…

GENETIC BOUNDARIES: 'A pioneering study into [Britain's] genetic heritage ... shows that up to 40 per cent of [British] DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations in 450-600AD. The project, carried out by Oxford University, is particularly interesting because it would seem that this genetic make-up bears out those old traditions and clichés about how [people] relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take…

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A million Vikings still live among us: One in 33 men can claim to be direct descendants from the Norse warriors Around 930,000 people can claim to be of direct Viking descent A study compared Y chromosome markers to estimated Viking DNA patterns The Viking DNA patterns are rarely found outside Scandinavia

A million Vikings still live among us: One in 33 men can claim to be direct descendants from the Norse warriors Around 930,000 people can claim to be of direct Viking descent A study compared Y chromosome markers to estimated Viking DNA patterns The Viking DNA patterns are rarely found outside Scandinavia

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The ethnic groups in early medieval Britain. Image source: link
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immigrants from Denmark, Netherlands, and Germany spoke a cluster of related dialects falling within the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. Their language began to develop its own distinctive features in isolation from the continental Germanic languages, and by 600 A.D. had developed into what we call Old English or Anglo-Saxon, covering the territory of most of modern England.

immigrants from Denmark, Netherlands, and Germany spoke a cluster of related dialects falling within the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. Their language began to develop its own distinctive features in isolation from the continental Germanic languages, and by 600 A.D. had developed into what we call Old English or Anglo-Saxon, covering the territory of most of modern England.

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When his stepdaughter became pregnant, Jim Heimbach crafted her a Viking cradle. The piece won the People's Choice Award in the Artistry in Wood 2014 competition, sponsored by the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association.

When his stepdaughter became pregnant, Jim Heimbach crafted her a Viking cradle. The piece won the People's Choice Award in the Artistry in Wood 2014 competition, sponsored by the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association.

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It  just means she belongs to the the fraction of blue  don't go pissing them off either  I'll add  it to the list

It just means she belongs to the the fraction of blue don't go pissing them off either I'll add it to the list

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Vikingeskibene var af vidt forskellig størrelse og konstruktion. Her er vist tværsnit af en række af de bedst bevarede skibe.

Vikingeskibene var af vidt forskellig størrelse og konstruktion. Her er vist tværsnit af en række af de bedst bevarede skibe.

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“She is not like my gods. My gods….are as real as you and me. They laugh. They bleed. They rush around the skies” — Lagertha Sylph (Valkyrie) - air elemental

“She is not like my gods. My gods….are as real as you and me. They laugh. They bleed. They rush around the skies” — Lagertha Sylph (Valkyrie) - air elemental

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