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

Viking ship in museum in Oslo, Norway found under a burial mound

Viking ship in museum in Oslo, Norway found under a burial mound

Thor fishing for Jormungander (the Midgard serpent). (inspired by the tale in the "Poetic Edda")

Thor fishing for Jormungander (the Midgard serpent). (inspired by the tale in the "Poetic Edda")

Such an amazingly accurate model. The world's most stunning and beautiful ships, as far as I am concerned!

Such an amazingly accurate model. The world's most stunning and beautiful ships, as far as I am concerned!

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