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Animal-head post found in the Oseberg vikingship, seen in the Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway. The exact function of the head post is unknown.

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Dragon heads on the bow of the viking ships were supposed to protect against the evil spirits of the sea. Whatever, it's art.

Animal Head from Oseberg Five animal-head posts were found in the Oseberg ship burial, four are displayed at the Viking Ship Museum. The heads are made of maple and are carved in various styles, but are all between 50 and 54 cm. long. They have slots at the bottom where handles were fitted. The length of the handles varied from 52 to 74 cm. Viking Ship Musuem, Oslo

Animal Head from Oseberg Five animal-head posts were found in the Oseberg ship burial, four are displayed at the Viking Ship Museum. The heads are made of maple and are carved in various styles, but are all between 50 and 54 cm. long. They have slots at the bottom where handles were fitted. The length of the handles varied from 52 to 74 cm. Viking Ship Musuem, Oslo

Ancient Viking Horseshoe C 850 1050 Ad | Forged iron 4 1/2" height with three nail holes each side and diamond shaped calkins from the folded terminals. Good excavated condition with the remnants of one nail. Small size to fit the Icelandic pony.

Ancient viking horseshoe. c.850-1050 ad

This stone is perhaps the oldest #Viking rune stone found in Södermanland. The vertical rune lines and lack of ornamentation tells that this is an early inscription. The stone is from the second half of the 900s. The rune stone was actually found inside a burial mound, in 1856. It had probably been placed on the top of the grave in the beginning, but over the passing 800 years since it was raised, it seems to have slowly sunk into the ground and been hidden by the growing grass. by Hercio…

Perhaps the oldest Viking rune stone found in Södermanland, the vertical rune lines and lack of ornamentation tell us that this stone's inscription is from the second half of the Originally found inside a burial mound in this stone had probabl

Credit: Figurehead of a Viking Longship, found at Oseberg, Norway (wood), Viking, (9th century) / Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway / The Bridgeman Art Library

Credit: Figurehead of a Viking Longship, found at Oseberg, Norway (wood)…

Five unique animal head posts were found in the Oseberg burial mound, probably made by different wood carvers. The use is uncertain. (Photo: Museum of Cultural History, Oslo) Now you can exa...

Now you can examine artifacts from the mysterious Oseberg Viking ship in The ship built in year 820 CE, buried in a mound with two elderly woman in year is the best-preserved Viking ship ever found.

Viking era storage jar from Lillhärdal, Sweden. Carved dragons on the lid.

Viking woman - a different take on the outfit, apron dress has slits up to hip and the arm cuffs are a different approach also

https://flic.kr/p/mKKnwi | Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum | Pin-head Bronze   Shaped as a dragon´s head. Dress-pins of this kind were usually gilded with silver or gold.    Gotland, Sweden. SHM 8825:2

Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum Pin-head Bronze Shaped as a dragon´s head. Dress-pins of this kind were usually gilded with silver or gold.

The Spilling hoard found on Gotland, Sweden. The Spilling hoard is the largest hoard yet found from the Viking age. It was found at Spilling on Gotland in 1999 and weight 67 kilos before conservation. It consist of around 14.000 coins from Islamic countries and rings of silver.

The Spilling hoard found on Gotland, Sweden.This is the largest hoard yet found from the Viking age. Found at Spilling on Gotland in 1999 and weight 67 kilos before conservation. Consisting of around coins from Islamic countries and rings of silver.

Baron Gerard Tourni/Tourney of Normandy France, who later became Sir Thomas Sanford of England (after the battle of Hastings), is descended from the same Viking/Norse family line/house as Prince Rollo.

I& 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

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