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The Valknut Mystery: Why the most mysterious symbol of Norse mythology has such a bad reputation

The valknut consists of three interlocking triangles. It appears on a number of artefacts from the ancient Germanic peoples' archaeological…

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The history of Vikings and born of the sea

The Vikings had many things in common, but their longing for a better life held them together – they were…

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Ulfberht: Ancient Viking swords made with high technology

The Viking swords bearing the name “Ulfberht” were made of such pure metal that it has puzzled archaeologists.

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How Laki Volcano nearly drove Icelanders off their island in 18th century

The life of Icelanders turned into a real nightmare after the enormous Laki volcano woke up in the late 18th…

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Gokstad Ship: one of the famous Viking ships

The Gokstad ship is about a Viking ship found in one of the mounds in the 19th century. But what…

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Sweyn Forkbeard – the King of Denmark, who managed to seize the English throne

Sweyn, known as Forkbeard due to his long, cleft beard, was the son of Harald Bluetooth, king of Denmark and…

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Where did the Scandinavian Vikings disappear? Scientists found the answer

Historians have argued about what could have caused the disappearance of Vikings from Greenland. Recently, researchers finally found the answer.

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5 people who weren’t scared to take big risks and succeeded

Among the vast majority of “cowards,” there are individuals who have spit on their fears, so much so that they…

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History

What were the Vikings most afraid of, what held half the world in fear?

Legends glorify the strength, courage, and fearlessness of the Vikings. But was it really like this? And if not, whom…

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History

Fake artifacts and fictional history of America: Christopher Columbus vs Vikings

Columbus’s role in American history is indeed great. For a long time, they have been trying to cross out with…

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How did Vikings navigate at sea and return without a compass?

How did they navigate the sea without a compass? However, the Vikings perfectly navigated the sea without the usual magnetic…

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Global

Vikings were the first Europeans to set foot in America, precisely 1,000 years ago before Columbus

Exactly 1,000 years ago, in 1021, Vikings from Greenland were already the first Europeans present in North America, long before…

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