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Though infamous for their pirating and raiding, active Vikings were actually only a tiny fraction of the total Scandinavian population during the so-called Viking Age. This exploration of their culture goes beyond the myths into the prosaic realities and intimate details of family life; their attitude toward the more vulnerable members of society; their famed longships and extensive travels; and the role they played in the greater community.

Viking Age: Everyday Life During the Extraordinary Era of the Norsemen by Kirsten Wolf. Great layout to this compact history of Viking Life.

15 Ways to Honor or Write About Family Members and Relatives You Don't Remember or Never Knew.

Family History Heritage Genealogy 15 Ways to Honor or Write About Family Members and Relatives You Don't Remember or Never Knew.

Viking Siege of Paris in 845 AD.  Mystery of History Volume 2, Lesson 40 #MOHII40

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.

Science - Les Vikings naviguaient avec des chats

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.

Book Review:  “Everyday Life in the Viking Age” by Jacqueline Simpson

Book Review: “Everyday Life in the Viking Age” by Jacqueline Simpson

Day 10 - The Viking Ship Museum 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.

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.

The Oseberg ship burial is a Viking Age burial mound containing a double female inhumation, which is located in the Oslofjord area in Norway.

The Norwegian Oseberg burial mound dated about AD) and excavated contained numerous grave goods and two female human skeletons.

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