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Not just the stuff of legend: Famed Viking 'sunstone' did exist, believe scientists

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Longships were the epitome of Scandinavian naval power at the time, and were highly valued possessions. They were often owned by coastal farmers and commissioned by the king in times of conflict, in order to build a powerful naval force. While longships w

The great sea expeditions of the Viking Age - The basis of the great sea expeditions undertaken by the Vikings was ship technology. The Viking ship was a piece of high technology based upon hundreds of years of development and experience. It was distinguished by its narrow keel and shallow draught. This made even the largest ocean-going warships suitable for sailing onto beaches and up rivers. Such tactics enabled, for example, the siege of Paris to be carried out in the year 885.

The great sea expeditions of the Viking Age - The basis of the great sea expeditions undertaken by the Vikings was ship technology. The Viking ship was a piece of high technology based upon hundreds of years of development and experience. It was distingui

"Viking Spiral" from the Viking Ship Museum, Oslo Norway (photo by Tyson Wintibaugh)

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Vikings had dragon figureheads on the prow of their ships.  That kind of detail that long ago think of the tools they had to work with compared to today!

The Vikings were not the first people to build ships but they did build the best ships anyone had made up to that time. Viking ships often had Dragons heads mounted on the bow to scare off sea monsters.

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Photostream: Saga Oseberg at Roskilde Fjord - Viking Ship Museum Roskilde

The viking-ship Åsa at lake Norsjø, Telemark. A beautiful viking-ship, a complete copy of the old and famous Oseberg-ship which can be seen at the Vikingship-museum in Bygdøy, Oslo.

The viking-ship Åsa at Lake Norsjø, Denmark . A beautiful viking-ship, a complete copy of the old and famous Oseberg-ship; it can be seen at the Vikingship-museum in Bygdøy, Oslo, Norway

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