What real Vikings wore...and what they didn't. Science Nordic
The Lewis chessmen consist of elaborately worked walrus ivory and whales' teeth pieces. They were found in the vicinity of Uig on the Isle of Lewis. The general condition of the pieces is excellent and they they do not seem to have been used much, if at all. Ninety-three pieces are known to us today, which could form - with some elements missing - four distinct sets. It has been suggested that they belonged to a merchant travelling from Norway to Ireland.
Valkyries on earth While the stereotypes of vikings usually bring about images of very large blond men who pillage and fight and all that jazz, researchers are now saying that many of the settlers in Viking villages were female, and that the society they lived in was pretty egalitarian. Read more via USA today click on the pic! ;)
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