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VIKING WORLD TOUR

Posted by Vikingzon on November 23, 2021

This is a chronology of some of the leading people and events of the Viking Age. It is by no means comprehensive but only offers some sense of structure for this dynamic period in human history. Please note that exact dates are notoriously difficult to pin down during the 'Dark Ages,' so some of the dates here are approximate and based on mainstream scholarly consensus. Spellings of names and places also vary based on transliteration and sources

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RUNESTONES

RUNESTONES

Posted by Vikingzon on November 23, 2021

The Norse of the Viking Age could read and write and used a non-standardised alphabet, called runor, built upon sound values. While there are few remains of runic writing on paper from the Viking era, thousands of stones with runic inscriptions have been found where Vikings lived. They are usually in memory of the dead, though not necessarily placed at graves. The use of runor survived into the 15th century, used in parallel with the Latin alphabet.

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https://www.vikingzon.com/pages/vikings-as-tradersVIKINGS AS TRADERS

Posted by Vikingzon on November 26, 2021

Viking traders as often presented as thieves, but we can assure you that they were a lot different than you might think. Read this article to learn more!

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VIKINGS AS TRADERS

Posted by Vikingzon on November 26, 2021

Article about Mjölnir, a crown jewel of Viking heritage. A hammer capable of leveling mountains that belonged to the God of Thunder, Thor. Read it now!

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