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Diet: The Vikings were both farmers and fishers. This showed in their diet. Vikings kept cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, goats, and hens. Along with these there was wild game. Meat and fish would be smoked, dried, and salted for the winter months. Vikings would boil their meat in hand crafted bowls that would sit on the fire or hang above it on iron chains. The fish would hang on hooks out of the boiling water. Sometimes tender meat would be grilled on spears. Vikings made a thick pancake...

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The word Viking, really means "Pirate" in Norse, is used as a term, for the people who lived in Denmark, Norway and Sweden during the early Middle Ages. They are most famous for the Viking raids of the Middle Ages and people often think of them as savage and bloodthirsty. Though many did have a life devoted to raiding and warfare, the vast majority of the Vikings lived from farming, fishing, and etc. Law The Vikings had a complex legal system. The word "law" is actually a Viking word. When...

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Vikings

Vikings When the term Viking is brought up an immediate image of bloodthirsty men with long beards and horned helmets is planted in our minds. This is the image the historical sources have given us, and it is partly true. Vikings were merciless when raiding, but they were peaceful when they traded. Their navigational technology was exceptional, and the ones who settled in foreign lands contributed greatly to the lands’ culture. The way we view Vikings has come mainly from sources in Western...

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VIKINGS

 The Vikings are Scandinavian celebrities. The lure of their culture is still attracting many admirers and their legend still lives on. Because of their popularity, even the History channel is currently running a new semi-historic drama series about this wild brood. The legend of Vikings as brutal warriors is widespread, but few people know about their society and culture. The exhibition “Vikings” at The Field Museum show that the tales of violence are only a small part of the Viking world. Through...

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Vikings in America

VIKINGS IN AMERICA? who am I? Voyage to a new land The Vikings loved their stories – “sagas” – good to fill in the time in those long, dark winters. For a long time historians have known of stories which appear to describe Vikings traveling to America, although not everyone was convinced it really happened. We are going to take a closer look at the evidence, and investigate this for ourselves. Let’s start with a primary source, an extract from one of those ancient sagas: We join Leif Eriksson...

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the viking tales

The viking tales, Jennie Hall The book has two parts, the first part is about king Olaf and his son Harald. The second part is about discorverers like discovering Greenland and Wineland (nowadays) America. Men of the country norway were great warriors and discoverers they have discovered Iceland en many more lands, but the old sages are the most populair . There are many stories of the old vikings who have live in Norway, old tales were told over and over until everbody knew them and loved them...

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Viking Impact on Northern Europe

Viking Impact on Northern Europe When we hears the term Viking an immediate image of bloodthirsty men with long beards and horned helmets is conjured up in our minds. This is the image the historical sources have given us, and it is partly true. Vikings were merciless when raiding, but they were peaceful when they traded. Their navigational technology was exceptional, and the ones who settled in foreign lands contributed greatly to the lands’ culture. The Vikings are famous for their violent...

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VIKINGS -Analysis of the "Vinland sagas".

infants". Above are a few of the terms used by the Constantinople patriarch Photius to describe Vikings and their actions; but similarly horrific descriptions of the Vikings are to be found in numerous sources, Cogadh Gaedhel re Gallaibh and the writings of Alcuin of Lindisfarne to name just two. To a large extent this image remains, even today, the stereotypical image of Scandinavians during the "Viking Age". However this is a very one-sided view, and ignores the full picture. A society where everyone...

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The Existence of Vikings Research Paper

The Vikings The Vikings were extraordinary mariners from modern-day northern Germany who traveled and settled in areas throughout Europe, Asia, and the north Atlantic islands from the late 800s to the early 1100s A.D. Because of their amazing ability to travel by sea, archaeologists have wondered if the Vikings ever reached North America. The Vinland Sagas are two Icelandic documents that contain information regarding the travels of Viking explorers in the Americas. These...

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A Typical Day in the Viking Community

Women are wearing long linen shift under woolen tunic, clipped at the shoulders by two brooches. All were wearing woolen and fur hats, socks, soft leather shoes and boots. They told me that I was drowning and they saved me and brought me inside their Viking community in Scandinavia. I heard about this place from my grandparents before but I can’t remember exactly what they said. I stood up and found myself in this long house and there was a hole on the roof. I asked them about the hole and they told...

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