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  Family Ancestry History Vikings
In modern language, "Vikings" is popularly used to refer to "pirates" basically because of the negative reputation they inherited during the 9th century, when raiding and prowling had became a widespread insurgent act all across Europe.
Vikings are famous for their great knowledge in the art of warfare.
The Vikings commonly terrorized monasteries not because they are advocates of anti-Christianity but mainly because monasteries are abundant in wealth and food, has a poor defence and are easier targets for attacks.
www.family-ancestry.co.uk /history/vikings   (504 words)

 Viking - DAoCWiki
The Vikings are the standard fighters of Midgard, using the force of arms to vanquish their enemies.
All Vikings are permitted to wear cloth, leather, and studded armour, and may wield axes, hammers, and swords at creation.
A Norse, Dwarf, Frostalf, or Troll Viking of fifth level may choose to join the House of Thor, and become a Thane.
www.daocwiki.com /index.php?title=Viking&printable=yes   (680 words)

 Romance Reader at Heart - Viking Trivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Viking ships had a high prow in order to keep the ship from plunging nose-first into the water in stormy weather.
Vikings were buried with all their personal belongings, as it was believed that they would need them in the afterworld.
All of the Vikings belongings and servants were put on a ship; the ship was then covered with earth or set on fire.
romancereaderatheart.com /viking/Trivia.html   (557 words)

 A Living History Encampment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Viking age spans from the sacking of Lindisfarne, England in 793 AD to the battle of Stamford Bridge, England in 1066 AD.
Viking age studies also include regions the Vikings conquered and ruled, such as eastern England and the surrounding islands.
The object of the Østvik Vikings is to educate, promote, encourage and aid in the study of science, history, art, music and other interests associated with the Viking age.
www.ostvik.org /wio.html   (600 words)

 Århus The City of Vikings - Visit Århus - the official tourism site of Århus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
At the Moesgård Museum you can also encounter the Vikings in the hall with the runic stones, at the Viking exhibition, in the reconstructed wooden church - a replica of one of the first small wooden churches in Denmark dating back to the late Viking Age - and in the reconstructed Viking houses.
You can also meet the Vikings in their everyday-life at the large Viking Moot which is held by the Moesgård Museum at the beach in Moesgård every year during the last weekend of July.
This is a get-together for "Vikings" from Denmark, Scandinavia, and the British Isles where they demonstrate their skills with Viking weaponry, riding, craftwork, early "convenience goods", food and much more.
www.visitaarhus.com /composite-2497.htm   (381 words)

 The Vikings (Detailed Description)
In this course, you will study the Vikings not only as warriors, but also in other roles for which they were equally extraordinary: merchants, artists, kings, raiders, seafarers, shipbuilders, and creators of a remarkable literature of myths and sagas.
You will explore in detail how the design features of Viking ships allowed them to ride the waters rather than fight the waves, to be dragged across land from river to river, and to be beached in any port and sail almost anywhere.
Vikings were extraordinarily fit, skilled in boarding ships, in leaping and jumping, archery, swordsmanship, and the wielding of axes.
www.teach12.com /ttc/assets/coursedescriptions/3910.asp?id=3910&d=Vikings&pc=Professor170   (1374 words)

 woa.tv :: Vikings
Viking women were an independent lot and legally considered equal to men.
The earliest mythological Viking characters were the Valkyries, heavily armed shield-maidens whose primary duty was to choose the bravest warriors slain in battle and lead them safely to their afterlife in Valhalla.
And as recently as 2001, a Viking grave found in Norfolk, England, revealed a skeleton with feminine brooches and a “sword-like item.” Since Vikings were customarily buried with their prized possessions, these women may have been warriors buried with their weapons so they could fight on in the afterworld.
www.woa.tv /articles/hi_vikings.html   (984 words)

 Jeweled Weaponry
A valuable addition to smithing would be jeweled weaponry: a smith could use jewels in the manufacture of new weapons.
The result would be something like "a diamond viking sword" which would have the same damage modifier as, say, a low-to-mid-level magical sword.
Jeweled weaponry could actually be used as an alternative to allowing players to magically enchant items.
www.geocities.com /faramir_uo/jeweled.html   (454 words)

 Siddorn - Viking Weapons & Warfare
The history of the Viking Age is one of the best-represented aspects of early medieval history.
Early scholars in the field were content to describe the lurid details of the Vikings’ raids as reported by their victims; subsequent scholarship has attempted to provide a more balanced view, but in doing so, it has often glossed over the hard facts of many of the Vikings’ interactions with their European neighbours.
With regard to the history of warfare, two particularly significant aspects of Viking maritime history are given only cursory attention: the ability of the Vikings to travel over the open ocean, and the impact that technological developments in shipbuilding had on the history of the Viking Age as a whole.
www.deremilitari.org /REVIEWS/Siddorn_VikWW.htm   (747 words)

More precisely, Vikings is the name by which the Scandinavian sea-borne raiders of the early medieval period are now commonly known.
Vikings were not professional privateers or full-time soldiers – or at least not at first.
A Viking warrior was a well-armed and formidable opponent, but although there was a basic uniformity to their weaponry, Vikings did not wear any particular uniform.
www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk /vikings1.htm   (962 words)

 Old Norse Online: Lesson 8
The spear was an extremely common weapon in the Viking Age, and could be anywhere from six and a half to ten feet long, including an eight to twenty four inch metal point with socket tube.
Bows do not survive from the Viking Age, but the sizes of arrows and depictions in art suggest the use of both a short bow and a long bow, which could be up to six and a half feet.
The viking shield was round and formed of thin boards fixed from behind by an iron bar.
www.utexas.edu /cola/centers/lrc/eieol/norol-8-X.html   (2446 words)

 viking weaponry information -- viking weaponry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The evolution of the Viking sword proceeds with blades becoming, on...
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www.statviking.info /vikingweaponry   (912 words)

 UCD News
Objects like this - swords in particular - belonged to the prosperous and the powerful in the early Viking Age, in this case one of the 'hersir' - the middle rank of warrior who was probably, back home in Norway, an independent land owner or local chieftain.
Swords were objects of remarkable symbolic and ideological power, often handed down through the generations from father to son, and these weapons have clearly been ritually 'killed' or destroyed by the graveside - perhaps upon the burial of a man who was the last in his line.
Viking weaponry find following conservation at UCD School of Archaeology including: a full sword, a shield boss, a spear head, a wooden handled knife, a bronze cloak pin and a sharpening stone
www.ucd.ie /news/oct06/102306_fallen_viking.htm   (609 words)

 Viking Shields with Chainmail Armor and Swords of the Medieval Period   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Viking Shields with Chainmail Armor and Swords of the Medieval Period
The Vikings are known as great warriors and daring masters of the sea.
Viking Shield (Brown): It is a dark brown shield with a steel boss, decorative strips and rim.
www.museumreplicas.com /staticpages/viking-shields.htm   (354 words)

 Hanwei Practical Viking Sword
This Practical Viking sword is tailored to the needs of the re-enactor and very affordable.
The Practical Viking sword is based on the Godfred sword, whose design originated in 9th century Scandinavia.
The lobate pommel and down-turned guard are typical of Viking sword of the period, as is the broad blade with its deep, full-length fullers.
www.thesteelsource.com /html/2047gt.htm   (155 words)

 Personal Display for SCA Vikings
This Viking Age fondness for surrounding oneself with rich display is the hook upon which we can hang our SCA heraldic observances, while never quite toppling over into those Frenchified excesses to which our heirs will eventually become susceptible.
The art styles of the Viking Age, especially of the earlier Viking Age, lacked most of the static tendencies of medieval heraldry; instead, they were aggressively fluid and active.
Many Viking ships seem to have had some sort of prow ornament that was sometimes shaped like a dragon's head; sometimes, however, it looked more a flag or standard.
www.cs.vassar.edu /~capriest/display.html   (3032 words)

 Viking Expands Manufacturing Operations to Include CPVC Fire Sprinkler Pipe, Viking
Viking CPVC sprinkler pipe is yet another addition to the company's leading Freedom® residential fire protection package.
Viking BlazeMaster CPVC fire sprinkler pipe, as well as the complete Freedom line of residential products, is available through the global Viking SupplyNet distribution network.
Viking is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative fire protection solutions.
news.thomasnet.com /companystory/507340   (717 words)

 Viking Helm - Medieval Helmets & Armor
The name Viking comes from the Scandinavian word "vika" which means to raid.
This is a replica of the helmet most often worn by the Viking warrior.
The large powerful Viking warrior prided himself on his bravery, honor, strength, fighting ability, and adventurous spirit.
www.a2armory.com /mevihe.html   (367 words)

 Viking Waterford
This was a time when the king of Ossory (roughly modern Kilkenny) suddenly appears in the Irish annals as a figure of national importance who rose to power through his strategic alliances with various groups of Vikings.
Did the Vikings chose to settle at Woodstown because it was already occupied by a Déise lord?
A VIKING sword and spear that lay buried in the grave of its warrior owner for more than a millennium are now stars of a new exhibition of historical artefacts unearthed along the route of the Waterford City Bypass.
www.vikingwaterford.com   (1163 words)

 History of Viking Weaponry and Tactics on a Battlefield
The Vikings before then XI century, were an immense threat to England and the rest of Europe.
For Vikings, weapons were not only used for battle, but they were also used to show each individual's own wealth and social status.
This was another major disadvantage for the Vikings as they almost invariantly fought on their feet while the British, for example, could kill many more by fighting on their horses.
www.dragonswordsndaggers.com /page/849257   (443 words)

 RuneGame.com Forums - Kirby's Viking Weaponry?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
I refer to the sword with the herringbone pattern, found by clicking on "Viking Swords" along the bottom of the website, and then clicking on the sequence of 5 images.
I am actually looking to purchase my first Viking Age sword within the next year, so I am trying to learn as much as I can before I shell out the big bucks.
But for functionality, it is not the best and why the Vikings replaced their earlier patternwelded swords with the All spring steel "Ulfberht/Ingilerii" swords where they could beginning in the 9th century.
www.runegame.com /vbf/printthread.php?t=17757   (1063 words)

The upper guard is especially wide; the greatest width that any of the upper guards from the Viking Age attained (3.6 cm.).
This is indicated by the spearheads of type A, B and E, as well as axe blades of types A - D, the shield bosses R 564 and older, partly the eldest, rattles and the single bronze buckles.
As a typical find from the early Viking Age I will cite C 20168 from Torshov, Gjerdrum, where there are axe blades of a pronounced D-type, shield bosses of a pronounced R 564, just like the rattles which are of a very old type.
www.vikingsword.com /petersen/ptsn089h.html   (3560 words)

 The Vikings
Viking artifacts can be found from Newfoundland to Russia, while their blood flows in the veins of countless European peoples.
In the British Isles, the Vikings held the Shetland, Orkney, and many of the Hebridean islands of Scotland for hundreds of years - the great warlord Somerled, progenitor of Clan Donald, was half Viking.
Viking culture and mythology has intertwined with the Celtic and Anglo-Saxon to produce the unique and varied heritage of the British Isles.
www.heartoglory.com /medieval/vikings.php   (708 words)

 Opposing Viking forces take on each other in a full battle re-enactment on the grounds outside Auckland Museum. - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
While the Viking battle combatants may be modern, their re-enactments are true to the history of the world’s most famous warriors, traders and navigators.
Viking life is being re-created every weekend by the Auckland Norseman who battle Waikato Norse and a few stragglers this Saturday.
A Viking Village at the entrance to the museum sets up camp this Saturday morning preceding the big battle at 1pm.
www.aucklandmuseum.com /?t=885   (387 words)

Dressing for war was, in the Viking age, not so much a matter of uniform or camouflage but an expression of wealth and pride.
Only blunt copies of Viking weaponry will be permitted, made of spring steel or equivalent, with a minimum 2 mm edge and rounded points, corners and edges.
The typical Viking shield was a round center grip shield of oak or linden wood.
www.ask-vikingekampgruppe.dk /uk0008.html   (4402 words)

 BBC - Radio 4 The Viking Way - Homepage
The truth behind the many myths about the Vikings: who they were where, how they fought, their skills as explorers and story-tellers.
What happened when the vikings arrived on British soil and how this arrival affected the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings themselves.
What the Vikings did for fun, after a hard day's pillaging; their high-brow and low-brow activities, their moral code and conversion to Christianity.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/history/viking_way/index.shtml   (223 words)

 Viking Inn | Nordic Inn Medieval Brew and Bed | A Viking interactive dinner theater and a bed and breakfast makes this ...
A Viking interactive dinner theater and a bed and breakfast makes this Inn one of the most unique night's stay you'll ever have
Sleep in a King's bed nestled in a long ship among armor and weaponry.
Placed in the bell tower of the church, this cozy pauper's room has some outstanding qualities for either a romantic evening or a fantasy for the kids.The lookout uses a separate bathroom facility.
www.vikinginn.com /rooms.asp   (288 words)

 Viking Battle Axes,Viking Battle Axis,Viking Battle Axes Suppliers
The Viking battle axe was inherited from the Frank's wars with the Romans and remained an ever-present Viking weapon.
Viking craftsmen often added their own elaborately decorated bades to the battle axes.
The Mammen Axe is one of the best-known and best-decorated examples of the small Viking throwing axe, and is a perfect example of the Viking's blend of art and war.
www.ancient-weapons.com /viking-battle-axes.html   (240 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Playmobil Viking Boat at Epinions.com
In the box was the boat itself in a red plastic, plus the oars which fit in the two oarlocks on either side of the boat.
The two figure move easily for his little hands to place them in the boat and put the oars in their hands, change out the different weaponry, or putting the helmets on and off.
The hands can also hold the weaponry he’s gotten with his knights and castles, making it very versatile even though these are supposed to be two different themes.
www.epinions.com /content_224916967044   (719 words)

 The US Navy -- Fact File
With the retirement of the A-6E in 1997, the S-3B became the sole organic refueling platform in the aircraft carrier task force until the operational debut of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in 2002.
During Operation Enduring Freedom in late 2001 and throughout 2002, forward-deployed S-3B Viking tankers flew more than 200 percent over their normal flight hours underway, enabling air wing strike fighters to reach their assigned kill boxes and return safely to the aircraft carrier from Afghanistan.
Also in 2004, the Viking community commenced execution of the S-3 “Sundown Plan,” a retirement plan highlighted by a phased withdrawal from active service by 2009.
www.navy.mil /navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=1100&tid=1500&ct=1   (735 words)

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