Things like this now always remind me of How to Train Your Dragon. Ah, Berk.

Scottish English, Scandinavian Architecture, Viking Age, Vikings, Spoons, Celtic, Historical Clothing, Middle Ages, Archaeology

Sweden, Island of Gotland, Visby. Detail from Viking carved rune stones in the Picture stone gallery of the Historical Museum of Gotland

The Vikings did not always set out with war in mind. Finds of large cargo ships and wealthy trading towns give a more nuanced picture of the period. It was a time in which trading in everything from slaves to silk and iron flourished. Finds of Arabic silv

Viking bowl, my paternal grandparents actually had an old one of these brought…

Scandinavian Architecture, Diorama Ideas, Dioramas

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