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Let's go a-viking!

Danish travel then and now

July 5th 2016
Lynn, Rose and I have just arrived in Oslo. Yesterday we went to the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, half an hour by train from Copenhagen. They have a great exhibit of five ships that were sunk in the harbour around 1050 to block the entrance of attacking fleets. Some are smaller trading ships but one is a raiding ship over 30 metres long. We had a whirlwind tour of Copenhagen this morning on ... read more
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Norwegian Flag Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with De... ... read more
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