Between the eighth and 11th centuries, the Vikings left modern day Norway, Denmark and Sweden on bloody voyages of conquest to England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Southern Europe and even North America. Many have long believed that the fearsome Norsemen left their women and children at home in Scandinavia when they took off to settle new lands, but a new study tells a different tale. By tracing the genetic stamp

Between the eighth and 11th centuries, the Vikings left modern day Norway, Denmark and Sweden on bloody voyages of conquest to England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Southern Europe and even North America. Many have long believed that the fearsome Norsemen left their women and children at home in Scandinavia when they took off to settle new lands, but a new study tells a different tale. By tracing the genetic stamp

Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) Vikings aren't usually sexy but this guy... I think it's the eyes.

Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) Vikings aren't usually sexy but this guy... I think it's the eyes.

Vikings Infographic. I'm a little wary of posting an infographic from the History Channel, notorious for rarely doing its history homework, not to mention all its ancient alien programming posing as real science, and they should have done spellcheck first More

Viking Drinking Horn Vessels and Accessories

Vikings Infographic. I'm a little wary of posting an infographic from the History Channel, notorious for rarely doing its history homework, not to mention all its ancient alien programming posing as real science, and they should have done spellcheck first More

Lagertha (History channel VIKINGS) - Lagertha was, according to legend, a Viking shieldmaiden from what is now Norway, and the onetime wife of the famous Viking Ragnar Lothbrok. http://www.englisc-gateway.com/bbs/topic/40632-the-real-lagertha/

Lagertha (History channel VIKINGS) - Lagertha was, according to legend, a Viking shieldmaiden from what is now Norway, and the onetime wife of the famous Viking Ragnar Lothbrok. http://www.englisc-gateway.com/bbs/topic/40632-the-real-lagertha/

Iron Work Even leather vests get detailed by Bergin's costume crew. This garment worn by Ragnar is intricately woven, braided, aged and distressed to look as if it has survived quite a few Viking raids on The History Channel's new series, "The Vikings"

Iron Work Even leather vests get detailed by Bergin's costume crew. This garment worn by Ragnar is intricately woven, braided, aged and distressed to look as if it has survived quite a few Viking raids on The History Channel's new series, "The Vikings"

Ivar The Boneless #Vikings I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS PART! He looks wicked! :D

Ivar The Boneless #Vikings I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS PART! He looks wicked! :D

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