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What did the Vikings really look like ?


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#1    Saru

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:13 AM

How true to the stereotypical Viking were the actual Nordic warriors of Scandinavian ancestry ?

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Researchers can make estimates about a Viking’s social standing based on the weapons he brought to his grave. Small axes and knives were tools for everyone, but only the elite could afford lances and swords.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:32 AM

When we were dating my wife to be and I were discussing our family origins and when I said mine were from the British Isles - most likely Ireland - and sked her what were hers famous for she said "raping and pillaging your ancestors"  :w00t:   ahhh UFFDA!!

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:49 AM

Epic bearded men.


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:18 PM

And another of my imaginations just collapsed.


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:41 PM

Another blow to our views of past civilizations.


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:07 PM

Even unarmed they can express themselves through the medium of dance:




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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

But they would've raped and plundered people, surely! They can't take that away from us. :(




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Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:27 PM

I read about how they were among the most cleanliness of the people from that era , I did not know if it were true or not , suppose I have my answer now . It is funny how myths twists up so much of the truth from the past..


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:30 PM



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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:31 PM



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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:41 PM

What I want to know is why the Vikings in the American Express commercials speak with British Accents....

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:57 PM

View PostThe Mule, on 12 August 2012 - 06:41 PM, said:

What I want to know is why the Vikings in the American Express commercials speak with British Accents....
Funny you should say that in the film they have american accents. lol :yes:


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:29 PM

Truth is always the first fact to disappear.


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:51 PM

I'm just grateful that Vikings are my ancestors and that we share a bloodline. Well the Swede and Dane Vikings :-)

It gives me something to tell my future grandkids.

Edited by Valkyria, 12 August 2012 - 11:53 PM.


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Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:56 AM

i'll kill yur men and take yur women mwahahaha! :P

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