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Technically the subject of this photo dates from 1212, therefore after the Viking age officially ended, however it shows the beautiful mastery of woodcarving stemming from earlier Viking traditions. The Vikings were known for their beautiful flowing artwork in which elongated animal forms twist and intertwine with one another, giving a sense of movement and life to an otherwise still carving.

!!! An unlucky pigeon takes its final look at the world – peeking out from a pelican’s beak. The little bird had been eating near a pond in St James Park, London, when it was scooped up by the much bigger bird.