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Interesting things about Vikings - the 'most belligerent' people in human history

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In the 800s - 1050s, the Vikings used to use small boats with high durability and speed at sea to loot wealth in neighboring countries such as Iceland (Iceland), Sweden, Denmark, England or the Netherlands.


Vikings represent those knowledgeable in navigation and adept in the conflicts between the lords of Northern Europe. They often play the role of merchants who go to trade and exchange and then plunder if they see an opportunity.


Vikings often did not invade the land to rule, but only waged war and created a trading power of barter in the Nordic and Eastern European areas.


They are the worry of the majority of the tatkuink aloho population scattered along the coast because the Vikings are large, strong and very barbaric. They often attack villages and monasteries in a flash and steal gold, silver, jewels and beautiful young women.


In particular, the Vikings were very good at sea, they sailed across Europe and the North Atlantic on long boats, raiding and plundering, conquering most of the rich lands, and then settling in the occupied lands. Okay.


The Vikings were famous for being good warriors. That's due to many factors: Their trains are fast and can travel long distances.


With 200 ships, they can carry 5,000 troops a day for 150 nautical miles (about 280 km), so the enemy often does not have time to concentrate forces to defend and cope.


In addition, they have the ability to quickly land on beaches or along small rivers without the need for ports because their snekker ships are very light and easy to carry on land.


The usual Viking armament was an ax, a shield, a helmet with a nose shield ( jernhat ), a battle shirt with gray or blue trousers.


Only commanders use swords and armor. King Erik Vejrhat's helmet had a small flag on it, and King Guldharald had a golden head guard.


Interesting facts about Vikings

 

Viking warriors don't wear horned hats like we often see in movies and paintings. The horn detailing on the hat seems to have been composed according to the trends of the 19th century. It may have been inspired by the creation of ancient Greek and Roman historians of Northern Europe. Scientists explain this misunderstanding because the Vikings were buried with their battle helmets and animal horns used to drink water. When excavating the first Viking tombs, some archaeologists surmise that the horns used to be on their hats and fall.


Although these excellent warriors are often at sea, they are very clean people. At excavations where Viking warriors once lived, scientists have found tweezers, razors, combs and ear cleaners made from animal bones and antlers. In addition, they also bathed at least once a week, more than the average European at that time.


The Vikings used a single liquid to light the fire. They have the ability to create fire wherever they are due to this way of getting fire.


Women played a rather large role in Viking society. They do housework and look after the children while the man is away, may own property, file for divorce or claim a dowry from the husband's family. Viking women usually married from the age of 12. They began to live alone with their husbands and have children as soon as possible to both ensure the maintenance of the lineage and provide strong warriors at a very young age.


The Vikings spent most of their time farming. When the Viking pirates left their boat life, they planted barley, rye, and oats. They also raise livestock such as goats, pigs and sheep on small farms.


Vikings ski to reach many places and it is also a form of entertainment for people.


The ideal beauty in the culture for this warrior ethnic male is blond hair.


The Vikings were aggressive with themselves. In the Viking era, the tribes of this warrior nation often fought with swords against each other when not being attacked by foreign invaders.


Vikings, both men and women, learned martial arts from a very young age. Their favorite martial art and fighting platform is called Glima. Right from the age of 6, 7 years old, children here have been taught Glima. Thanks to that, Viking always possessed a strong warrior team during the most flourishing period. This martial art places great emphasis on strength, reflexes and especially assertiveness. Because not only for fighting, training Glima helps the Vikings increase their ability to withstand harsh weather conditions.


As the Vikings attacked across Europe, they captured people from the villages, enslaved them, and brought them back to Scandinavia. Women become sex slaves. If a female slave had a child with the master, he could consider it his own or turn it into another slave.


More brutally, the Vikings even sacrificed slaves to be buried with their masters. An excavation in Flakstad, Norway uncovered several graves along with 10 bodies, some of which were decapitated. After further research, archaeologists discovered that the people buried there were all slaves.


Vikings are very romantic. "That love letter " has the content: "Kiss me" . A scientist at the University of Oslo has decoded what is known as the jotunvillur cipher . This is a secret Runic language used by the Vikings in the 13th century, it has been found in more than 80 Norwegian inscriptions mentioning Valentine's Day. It's hard to believe that these people who specialize in looting, killing, and fighting are quite romantic people!


Descendants of the Vikings - Icelanders are the skull ugly sweater world's oldest living people. People on this isolated island of Iceland have an average life expectancy of 82 years, 10 years longer than the world average.


The Vikings accidentally sent mice everywhere. These creatures accidentally became guests on the boat and were taken around by the Vikings, they contributed to the popularity of rats in the places they passed.

 

Mysteries about the Vikings 

 

The Mystery of Doom
Recent research by scientists at Brown University (USA) suggests that the increasingly cold climate may be the cause of the extinction of this community in the 14th and 15th centuries.


Starting around 1100, the temperature dropped by 4 degrees Celsius. This was concluded by scientists after studying ice samples taken from two lakes at Kangerlussuaq.


Changes in weather patterns make the situation dangerous: Short and cold summers shorten farming times, food production declines, trade is hampered by increasing ice levels .