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Anglo-Saxon and Viking Houses and Furniture __ "The Vikings also had a long tradition of building in wood, and many of the early medieval wooden churches from Scandinavia survive to this day. However, wood was not so plentiful in some parts of Scandinavia, so other materials were used as well, such as stone and turf."  An overview of housing and construction techniques. - illustrated - From -


Artzia: Vikings __ This is a brief but excellent overview of Viking civilization. While the website is commercial in nature, you will learn about longboats, history, Viking society, and more. "They were also sailors, traders, farmers, craftsmen, and explorers with a rich tradition and many of the human rights still missing in many countries today." - illustrated - From Artzia -


BBC - Vikings - Viking Life __ Here is a great website about Viking life for both students and teachers. Learn about housing, clothing, farming and more. - illustrated - From BBC -

The Discovery of North America by Leif Ericsson, c. 1000 from The Saga of Eric the Red, 1387 __ Read an account of the discovery of North America by Leif Ericsson as contained in the "Saga of Eric the Red" - From Modern History Sourcebook -


Egil's Bones __ "An Icelandic saga tells of a Viking who had unusual, menacing features, including a skull that could resist blows from an ax. He probably suffered from an ailment called Paget's disease" You can read the story presented here by Dr. Jesse L. Byock. - From UCLA -
Egil Skallagrimsson and the Viking Ideal __ "Much of what we know about the Vikings comes to us from the histories written by their victims, who normally remember them as ruthless marauders. But how did the Vikings portray themselves?" Egil Skallagrimsson was a tenth century who spoke about some of the ideals of Viking culture. Well worth a read. - From Fathom Knowledge Network -


History of the ancient Vikings __ A general overview of Viking history.  The basics. - From -


Home - The Longhouse __ You will find a brief overview of the traditional Viking home plus tons of additional information about the Vikings. - From -


Influence of Dramatic Climate Shifts on European Civilizations: The Rise and Fall of the Vikings and the Little Ice Age __ An in-depth look at climate change and its effects on Viking civilization. - illustrated - From -



King Hrolf Kraki - Extracts from the Sagas __ These interesting segments of the Viking Sagas were translated by Dr. Jesse Byock. An excellent read and a good resource containing information about history and archaeology as well as the extracts. - From UCLA -


Lost Civilizations - Vikings __ "Vikings - also called 'Norsemen' or 'Northmen', member of the Scandinavian seafaring warriors who raided and colonized wide areas of Europe from the 9th to the 11th century and whose disruptive influence profoundly affected European history."  A good introduction to Viking civilization. - illustrated - From - 

The Norse in the North Atlantic __ An article about Viking goals and practice of oceanic exploring. - From Memorial University of Newfoundland -


Rosala Viking Centre - A Path to Iron Age Finland __ The Rosala Viking Centre is located near an archeological site on the Viking's Eastern Route, going through the Finnish archipelago. Museum, reconstructed houses and theme programs. You will find a great deal of information about the Center and Viking life in general. - illustrated - From - 

Saga Feud __ This website explains how the concept of the feud took place in Viking days. A short story but the animations make it all quite clear. Would be a good resource for the younger student. - illustrated - From UCLA -


Saga of the Volsungs __ A good overview of the Saga of the Volsungs by Dr. Jesse Byock. An excellent read and a good resource containing information about history and archaeology as well as the extracts. If you are a Lord of the Rings fan, you will find much of it here from the re-forged sword to the Ring of Power and even a Gollum. - From UCLA -

Viking Age Foodstuffs __ An archaeological list of foods found at different Viking villages and settlements. You may plan your own feast. -

The Viking Expeditions from Central Sweden __ This the text of an undergraduate thesis by Lars D. Noodén. You will find a well researched paper about the Swedish Viking expeditions covering topics from culture to geography. - From Homepage Server University of Michigan -

Viking Tunic Construction __ Learn how to make an article of Viking clothing. You will find information on fabrics, a how to guide and a large bibliography. - illustrated - From Vassar -


Vikings __ "Vikings! The word conjures up images of wild, barbaric, sea faring men, intent on setting their mark on their less warlike neighbours with fire and sword. From the land of ice and giants, they swept across Europe like a forest fire raping, pillaging and destroying all in their path. Sound familiar? It should do, it's the image that the writers of the time recorded." Learn a little more about these people and their place within an age. - well illustrated - From Regia Anglorum Publications -


The Vikings: Sea Raiders, Land Raiders | Free Lesson Plans __ Lesson plans about the Vikings with goals, procedure and materials needed. - From -


The Vikings __ Video and more.  You can explore a Viking village, learn who the Vikings were, explore Viking ships, write your name in runes and much more. - illustrated - From PBS / Nova -


Vikings - Civilization 3 __ A general overview of Viking civilization.  Just the basics. - From -


Viking Culture __ A multi-page detailed overview of Viking culture and civilization. - illustrated - From -




Viking Culture: Norse History Includes Violence, Democracy __ A good article and overview of Viking culture, history and civilization in Time Magazine. - From -,9171,996836,00.html


Viking Religion __ Here is a fairly detailed look at pre-Christian religious beliefs of the Scandinavian people. - From -


Viking Religion __ A brief overview of Viking religion and links to a lot more information about the Vikings. - From -    

Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga __ Vikings were the first Europeans to discover America. Read their remarkable story here. Shockwave entry - illustrated - From National Geographic Society -


The Vikings __ "In the period from 800 to 1050 A.D., the Nordic peoples made their dramatic entry into the European arena. They stormed forth, terrorizing well-established societies which were accustomed to war, but not to the startling tactics of the Vikings." Read about Viking tactics but even more about their ship building. - By Arne Emil Christensen, University Museum of National Antiquities in Oslo -



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