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Viking Drinking Horn Vessels and Accessories

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

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Viking Drinking Horn Vessels and Accessories

Dragon heads on the bow of the viking ships were supposed to protect against the evil spirits of the sea. More

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Between the eighth and 11th centuries, the Vikings left modern day Norway, Denmark and Sweden on bloody voyages of conquest to England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Southern Europe and even North America. Many have long believed that the fearsome Norsemen left their women and children at home in Scandinavia when they took off to settle new lands, but a new study tells a different tale. By tracing the genetic stamp

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It is fortunate to be favored with praise and popularity. It is dire luck to be dependent on the feelings of your fellow man. - The Havamal

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