march paris captured by vikings. led by ragnar lodbrok of legend, 120 viking ships besieged & captured the city. after charles the bald paid a danegeld of 700 pounds of silver, they left w/out burning the city, & went on to attack other parts of france.
The world’s first large study into ancient cat DNA reveals that the earliest ancestors of our furry friends reached Eurasia and Africa at the same time as early farmers, and were later helped by mariners, including the Vikings.
The Viking Ship Museum, Norway houses three ships found in large burial mounds in the Oslo fjord region. The best-preserved Viking ships in existence, each contained a wealth of material, both decorative and utilitarian, dating back up to 1200 years.