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Viking History: Facts & Myths

Viking History: Facts & Myths

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The Vikings

The Vikings were groups of traders, explorers and warriors that came in their ships. These travellers(The term Viking refers to a pirate) discovered the Americas much before Columbus, along with a ...

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The Viking Age

.. was a period from A.D. 800 till 1050, when these Scandinavian people used to go all across northern Europe for trade and also for raiding the coasts.

The Viking raid in 793 when monks wer...

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The Viking Ships

..of the Norsemen were famous longship vessels, which were lightning-fast and adaptable in a variety of waters.

The Norse’s ship-building skills reached its pinnacle with ‘The Keel’ in the ...

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The Raids

By the 9th century, the Norse came to know about Europe’s stacks of wealth and came together to build raid ships that could help them attack the French coast, along with the towns in Paris, Limoges...

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New World Expeditions

The 10th century saw the Vikings set up colonies in the west coast of Greenland, from where they undertook a set of journeys to Baffin Island, Labrador and Vinland(or Newfoundland). Presently the o...

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Viking Myths

Over the centuries, many misperceptions created popular Viking myths, like their usage of the horned helmet, when in reality they went bareheaded or had a simple leather and metal-frame helmet, som...

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