Vikings are people living in the Nordic region, in present-day Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. When it comes to Vikings, we often think of warriors or violent pirates.
If the Mongol horses' hooves once made the grasslands in the East unable to grow, about 300 years ago, the Vikings also caused the western seas to "wake up".
Originating from the Scandinavian peninsula, Viking warriors from Denmark, Sweden, and Norway have invaded and plundered many lands in Europe, stretching from North to South, from West to East, in the period from 5 793 to 1066 (historically known as the Viking Age).
As early as the 870s
Vikings from Norway and Denmark settled in Iceland, making it a Viking land. To this day, the people of Iceland are still very proud of their Viking roots.
Not only Iceland, many people in Skull hoodies other lands that the Vikings once invaded are also proud of their Viking origins. Every year, they often organize festivals to remember their ancestors, for example: Up Helly Aa festival in Shetland (Scotland), Viking festival in Wolin (Poland)...
Vikings are known for their brutality, which has been shown very clearly in movies and novels. However, where did that personality come from? How did the Scandinavian farmers become the nightmare of the entire European continent?
World of Vikings
A cold drizzle made us shiver, but still filled with a sense of excitement as we waited for the Vikings to appear. It was a January night in the town of Shetland, Lerwick (Scotland).
Beside me, a man and two small children were grinning as they saw a plume of red smoke behind the town hall. "Looks like they burned down the whole building," he shouted in excitement.
After all, fire is why we're here. This is Up Helly Aa, the Viking memorial festival in Shetland. Like everyone else, I came here to admire the sight of a burned Viking warship.
The nightmare of the whole of Europe
From their home shores of Scandinavia, between the Baltic and North Seas, the Vikings sailed far and wide in the 8th century, exploring much of Europe for the next 300 years, and traveling far Skull 3D beyond what's possible. previously reported by researchers.
With well-designed boats and seafaring experience, the Vikings traveled to at least 37 countries around the world, from Afghanistan to Canada, according to archaeologist Neil Price of Uppsala University (Sweden).