Facts about Vikings

Hardly anyone knows what Vikings looked like centuries ago. The problem is that almost all Viking costumes now feature horned helmets. It has easily become a stereotype, and you can’t find a movie or a book now that doesn’t include horns. But it’s not completely true, at least it’s not proven yet. There was only …

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Travel Themes: Viking Denmark

Planning is always less pleasant than traveling, but a good plan is the guarantee for a careless travel. So, here we are suggesting you base your travel on a specific theme. We’ve already talked about the possibility of a royal vacation in Denmark, let’s go on to the second option now. What’s the other most …

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Three Unique Places in Denmark

Today it won’t be about Copenhagen, or other major cities. This time we’ll explore sights only Danes know about. They’re located in comparatively smaller cities, which is why there is a lack of attention here. For this reason, there is no better tourist destination where there are no tourists. This means there is no noise, …

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Best Viking Movies

We all want to learn new things about other countries and cultures, but somehow we don’t want to work hard for it. We would prefer to have a face-to-face conversation with a Dane, rather than read a few books about their culture, history, cuisine, and weather. You should be a real bookworm and anti-social person …

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Viking costume: part 2

Judging by images, men’s shirts and tunics could be both fitting and wide. They could be carried with a belt or without it. Fragments of fabrics from thin wool and flax, a part of a beautiful fringing, a belt with elegant buckles have been found. Raincoats were made from a more dense fabric. They were square breed …

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Viking clothes in detail

The archaeological excavations made in York (England), reveal that in cities of that time people lived in conditions which under modern standards can’t be considered hygienic. However, it, undoubtedly, was characteristic for that period and even later. If to look at it from the point of view of the Europeans of that time, representation about …

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Viking ornaments: Centuries ago

Desire for beauty has also found its reflection in fibules and other ornaments. With their help it was possible not only to embellish oneself, but also to parade the riches. At the same time, the ornaments which did not have a functional purpose, were not many. These are bracelets, necklaces, cervical hoops and various suspension brackets on …

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Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde

Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is a national museum of the ships of Denmark, representing history of navigation and shipbuilding of the antique and medieval periods. A particular interest, undoubtedly can be found in fjord waters: five ships here represent to Roskilde the fragments reconstructed after their wreck. It is supposed that about 1070 of …

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Cruel ancestors of the Danes

In Denmark nobody remembers the name of a traveller who, beiing delighted by the  island Fyn, has  exclaimed in a temper: “Same the present fairy tale!”. The name of the wanderer was forgotten, but its enthusiastic exclamation became  the basic characteristic of island in the course of time. Fyn is really similar to a fairy …

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