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immigrants from Denmark, Netherlands, and Germany spoke a cluster of related dialects falling within the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. Their language began to develop its own distinctive features in isolation from the continental Germanic languages, and by 600 A.D. had developed into what we call Old English or Anglo-Saxon, covering the territory of most of modern England.

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Viking Drinking Horn Vessels and Accessories

Pantheon of Oak- braided beard, irminsul spirals like lotus tree of life and hathor hair upside down, with horns and helmet

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Vikings and Anglo-Saxon names - Concise lists of Viking and Anglo-Saxon names, ideal for stories and writing activities.

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University of East Anglia

The Pitney Brooch - Anglo-Saxon and Viking designs http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/young_explorers/discover/museum_explorer/anglo-saxon_england/dress_and_ornament/the_pitney_brooch.aspx

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The Secret Life of Dragons

Sea going vessels were often mounted with a dragon or serpents head on the prow. The dragon head was simply to frighten away sea monsters and spirits. When approaching land the head could be removed to prevent scaring off the friendly land spirits

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like the idea of a giant longship, but would want other Viking objects (shields, bows and arrows, and helmets displayed too)

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Google Image Result for http://www.northwestmuseum.org/userfiles/image/Out_of_this_World/Highlander_furponcho.jpg

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Disc Brooches from Viking York. The prime function of these brooches was as dress fastenings. They were frequently made of base metals, as is the case with all those shown here, but they were often highly decorated.

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