Norse Greenlanders Dominated Ivory Trade, Walrus DNA Shows loading...
Norse Greenlanders Dominated Ivory Trade, Walrus DNA Shows
A new study reveals how the Norse eked out a good life on the icy island by cornering the market in this exotic wildlife product.
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How to Fight Like a Viking
Courage, camaraderie, and a lack of chivalry made the Norse fearsome fighters.
How Much Viking Lore Is True? loading...
How Much Viking Lore Is True?
Archaeologists have confirmed key details in Norse oral histories (but not the dragons, elves, and trolls).
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Is Iceland Really Green and Greenland Really Icy?
A longstanding rumor claims the names are a bait and switch.
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Discovery Could Rewrite History of Vikings in New World
Guided by ancient Norse sagas and modern satellite images, searchers discover what may be North America's second Viking site.
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Hiker Finds 1,200-Year-Old Viking Sword In Norway
The archaeological find is in extraordinarily good condition
About the Show

In this special, Michael Hirst, the creator and writer of the TV series Vikings, together with a number of scholars, provide some historical background for the show. In particular, the special focuses on shield maidens, the great halls and Viking ships.

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