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Jarlshof - near Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Great Britain; the Viking settlement of the Jarlshof site was hidden until a storm in the late 1800s exposed some of the remains from late Iron Age buildings (before 800 AD); built in a circular fashion around a central hub with small rooms and storage areas leading off of it.

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Iona Abbey, Scotland Duncan, the Scottish king murdered by Macbeth in 1140, is reputed to be buried here, along with 47 other Scottish kings and a number of Scottish saints.

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10 Amazing Viking Sites in Norway for Fans of Vikings - These incredible sites are in one the world's most beautiful places. Rich with history and legends.

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Lewis Chessmen Berserker: according to Old Norse literature, berserkers were notorious as fighting uncontrollably in a trance like state. Notice how our Berserker has bulging staring eyes and angrily bites his shield ready for action!

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The Lewis Chessmen, probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200. At this period, the Western Isles, where the chessmen were buried, were part of the Kingdom of Norway, not Scotland. It seems likely they were buried for safe keeping on route to be traded in Ireland.

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from Mail Online

A million Vikings still live among us

A million Vikings still live among us: One in 33 men can claim to be direct descendants from the Norse warriors | Daily Mail Online

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folkthings: Dragon heads on the bow of the viking ships were supposed to protect against the evil spirits of the sea.

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Viking Ship, Oslo. Great craftmanship... The vikingboats were the really fast race boats of the past! And they could even cross against the wind. We have many fine replicas under sail and it is sometimes possible to go for a trip. Roskilde and the one in Oslo in Norge are the best museums to go, If you are into vikingships and their history.

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Discover the history of Vikings in the Stavanger region by joining our organise shore tour.

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