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Diagram showing how the mast of a Viking ship is set into the 'keelson' and secured by the 'mast partner' The mast could be removed and stored horizontally, on the upright 'gaffs' and when the ship was sailed, the oar ports were closed to prevent water from leaking in.

Interesting page, showing how the mast of a viking ship is set into the…

The Viking ship was perhaps the greatest technical and artistic achievement of the European dark ages. These fast ships had the strength to survive ocean crossings while having a draft of as little as 50cm (20 inches), allowing navigation in very shallow water. http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/manufacturing/text/norse_ships.htm

The Viking ship was perhaps the greatest technical and artistic achievement of the European dark ages. These fast ships had the strength to survive ocean crossings while having a draft of as little as inches), allowing navigation in very shallow water.

The Celtic world was pretty much everything just north of the Danube was eastern Germanic in ancient times and north of the Danube in Romania there were Dacians who spoke Daco-Thracian languages (neither Celtic nor Germanic):

It seems likely that the Celts reached the north-south section of the Danube by the century BCE as is shown by several La Tene B cemetaries in the Danube bend and north-eastern Hungary.

Ship construtcion.

Viking ship construction, The construction is quite beautiful, sublime even. But it seems to me it would have been trecherous to cross the Atlantic in such a flat ship! But I guess crossing the North Sea is plenty rough, so why not.

Quinquerreme. Unos 300 soldados a bordo, 270 de ellos remeros.40 m de longitud y 6 m de ancho. Entre 10 y 15 kms. por hora.

The capital ship of the Roman navy during the Punic wars. Again the Corvus is prominent, the small illustration shows the Corvus in action.

Technically the subject of this photo dates from 1212, therefore after the Viking age officially ended, however it shows the beautiful mastery of woodcarving stemming from earlier Viking traditions. The Vikings were known for their beautiful flowing artwork in which elongated animal forms twist and intertwine with one another, giving a sense of movement and life to an otherwise still carving.

Medieval Viking Church in Oslo, Norway. I just love this carving style. It would be awesome to have all over our house.

Драккар - корабль-дракон в Риге - Этот удивительный мир...

Драккар - корабль-дракон в Риге - Этот удивительный мир...

Resultado de imagen de drakkar

The Drakkar descrip. Date circa Source: Noveau Larousse. A detailed drawing of a Viking ship made in the

An accurate representation of the Mead hall in Herot owned by Hrothgar. The popular "bar" at the time that Grendal hated.

This is a representation of an Anglo-Saxon mead hall, much like Hrothgar's in Beowulf. These halls were gathering places to for the Anglo-Saxons to gather, tell stories, and drink.

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