Viking tomb southern England
Viking tomb southern England – In southern England near the town of Weymouth. Was found a mass grave with 51 headless human remains. Scientists have discovered the bones of the DNA married, after studies found that the skeletons belong to the people coming from Scandinavia – the Vikings.
Vikings mass grave in Oxford
Vikings mass grave in Oxford – When putting the foundations for a new building of the university in 2008. Have been found the remains of nearly 40 bodies. Analyses revealed that the bones find mass grave was killed settlers – Vikings.
Vikings washing – Part contemporary researchers language derives languages Norse word “Saturday” from the term “laundry day“. And this would mean that the Viking community did a great washing once a week.
Real North America discoverer
Real North America discoverer – In VIII – XI centuries fearsome Vikings arrived by sea and robbed ports and the coast. These Germanic tribes organized trips robberies mainly north of Europe, but sometimes willingly traded. On board their vessels – langskips and drakkars – established control over the Mediterranean. Norwegian Viking Leif Eriksson in 985 year was probably the first European who discovered America. However, the information about this discovery only come from indirect communications. Therefore, for many experts, the discoverer of America remains the Spanish navigator Christopher Columbus, who is known to the overseas discoveries in the late Middle Ages. At the time, he saw the greatest development of sailing. New areas discovered mainly for commercial purposes. But the important reasons were also religious missions, conquests and adventures. Cruises, which led to overseas discoveries, improved knowledge of world geography and the use of the seas and oceans for many purposes.