Do you use the word Viking correctly? Language matters, and how a person uses language significantly affects their worldview and how they perceive people, objects, and concepts.
Archeologists discovered the woman’s burial had actually been placed within an older, pre-existing burial. Think Russian dolls, but with Viking ships.
Books, TV shows, and even some notable museum displays paint a portrait of tall and powerful men with above average strength and skill at killing others. Are such portrayals accurate?
How Fast Did Viking Longships Sail? While modern replicas offer us good evidence for the top speeds of Viking longships, it remains a debatable subject.
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records ‘terrible portents’ to the raid at Lindisfarne in 793 A.D. Located on Holy Island in the far north of England, it is written that the monastery saw powerful storms on the eve of the Vikings’ arrival.