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Top 10 GLORIOUS Facts about the VIKINGS

November 16, 2016

The first record of the Scandinavian people known as the Vikings, or Norsemen (Northmen), was when they raided England in 793 A.D. The word Viking comes from the Scandinavian term vikingr, a word for “pirate.” Essentially, Scandinavian men would go on “a Viking” during the summer in which they’d raid the coastal areas of countries like France and England. Even today, over 1,200 years after they first made landfall in England, the Vikings have a reputation as fierce warriors and amazing seafaring people that explored more of the world than anyone before them.

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Source/Further reading:

http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/vikings-history
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150507082435.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/vikings/women_01.shtml
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141203161035.htm
https://books.google.ca/books?id=6tCKBatwpyUC&lpg=PA497&ots=_ORlSr4ncL&dq=on%20going%20berserk%20a%20neurochemical%20inquiry&pg=PA497#v=onepage&q&f=false
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/02/0203_060203_viking_teeth_2.html
https://books.google.ca/books?id=yn6YAwAAQBAJ&lpg=PT130&ots=01WiouByN6&dq=Vikings%20intimidate&pg=PT130#v=onepage&q=Vikings%20intimidate&f=false

https://books.google.ca/books?id=IjrLCQAAQBAJ&lpg=PA3&dq=vikings%20explored%20more%20of%20the%20world&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false
http://www.history.com/news/the-viking-explorer-who-beat-columbus-to-america
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/vikings-uncovered-3-possible-sites-found-in-canada/
http://www.livescience.com/44366-vikings-sun-compass-after-sunset.html
http://www.livescience.com/27696-viking-sunstone-shipwreck.html

 

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