Five things you need to know about the Vikings

Five things you need to know about the Vikings

In popular culture they're depicted as ruthless warriors who pillaged and plundered. That reputation is not totally undeserved, but is only part of the picture. Here are five things to know about Vikings.

Race against time (and mould) to uncover secrets of Viking ship

Race against time (and mould) to uncover secrets of Viking ship

Why not all Vikings were blond-haired and blue-eyed

Why not all Vikings were blond-haired and blue-eyed

1,000-year-old ship found underneath ground on Norwegian island

1,000-year-old ship found underneath ground on Norwegian island

Norwegian Game of Thrones actor to make ‘True Viking’ reality show

Norwegian Game of Thrones actor to make ‘True Viking’ reality show

The Anglo-Saxons were more menacing than the Vikings, and the English language can prove it

The Anglo-Saxons were more menacing than the Vikings, and the English language can prove it

Norwegian reindeer hunters find 1,100 year-old Viking sword

Norwegian reindeer hunters find 1,100 year-old Viking sword

Norwegian band rides ‘Vikings’ success to top of Billboard chart

Norwegian band rides ‘Vikings’ success to top of Billboard chart

Vikings were outlaws like Hells Angels: exhibition

Vikings were outlaws like Hells Angels: exhibition

Coded rune is 900-year-old Viking Valentine

Coded rune is 900-year-old Viking Valentine

How close is Norwegian to its neighbours?

How close is Norwegian to its neighbours?

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