Facts About Vikings

  • (viking) any of the Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries
  • Vikings is a Barbershop quartet that won the 1953 SPEBSQSA international competition.
  • The Vikings are Denmark's national Australian rules football team. The team formed in 1992 to play the North London Lions from the British Australian Rules Football League in Denmark.
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  • A thing that is indisputably the case
  • Used in discussing the significance of something that is the case
  • (fact) a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case"
  • (fact) a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened; "he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"
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In Your Face: The Facts About Your Features
In Your Face: The Facts About Your Features
Texas Bluebonnet Master List & Junior Library Guild Selection
Your face is a one-of-a-kind tool you use to communicate with the world. It's the first thing people see when they meet you, and it's what they use to recognize you later. On the outside, your face is what makes you, you. How much do you know about this important body part? Do you know why your features are arranged the way they are? Or how the idea of beauty differs from culture to culture? Here Donna M. Jackson, author of the acclaimed nonfiction picture book The Bone Detectives, answers these questions and presents funny, strange, and sometimes unbelievable facts about the face. Using the straightforward, journalistic style she's known for, Jackson explains the basics of our eyes, ears, mouths, and noses. Then she dives into topics ranging from unusual facial disorders to how a prosthetic eye is made. With 30 full-color photographs, a glossary, index, and detailed source notes, In Your Face is an intriguing and fresh tour of the face that will fascinate readers.

Viking Ship Burial, Chapel Hill, Balladoole
Viking Ship Burial, Chapel Hill, Balladoole
The Viking ship burial from around 850 AD to 950 AD was first excavated in 1945 by G Bersu, a German Refugee, along with a team from the intern camps. They were originally looking for an Iron Age hill fort and stumbled upon the Viking burial by accident. The Viking burial was excavated again in 1974 by JR Bruce. The site contained a Viking ship, an adult male with his belongings, and an adult woman. The ship was about 36ft long and resembled the Skuldelev 3, built in the 1040's which could hold cargo of over 4 tons and took 5 men to sail. The male was a man of importance, due to the goods and size of boat he was buried with. Buried alongside him were many basic items, such as clothes, tools, horse riding equipment, etc. Also buried with him was a shield, though no weapon was found. It is unclear if this was due to grave robbing or just that it was decided not to bury him with one. The woman's remains were incomplete and she was without any goods of her own. She may have been a sacrificed victim, as seen in other sites on the island and in Europe. It is also possible that she was just an earlier burial, unrelated to the Viking burial. The Viking burial lies within early Christian lintel graves. This fact may indicate the relationship early Vikings had with the Manx natives. Chapel was a difficult location to place a large and important burial. There are many theories as to why this location was chosen. Perhaps domination on the part of the Vikings, maybe a sign of acceptance as two cultures merged, or merely want of a good spot. Chapel Hill is also the site of an ancient Keeill (chapel) from about 900 AD to 1000 AD, hence the name Chapel Hill. This site was excavated in 1918 and presumed to be a pre-Viking site. There is also a Bronze Age Grave on the hill from around 1000 BC. Taken on 16th November 2004
We want strong independant working women
We want strong independant working women
Professions from left to right, starting at the bottom going up: Imperial soldier, whore, wench, knight, viking, mother, elderly, child. Firefighter, life guard, diver, docter, paramedic, police officer, guard. Space police, agent, evil mastermind, hentai girl, ninja, power miner, punker. Chef, soldier, reporter, adventurer, crook, astronaut, biker. This was actually put together by my sister, I was building a MOC and she was looking at a LEGO catalog, she was enoyed by the low amout of female figs and the fact that quite often the girly figs get to be a princess or a queen instead of a strong independant working women. I just found it cool that she was 'playing' with my LEGO. Sorry for the blurry pic and the bad stage the figs are standing on. She was to lasy to build a proper stage out of LEGO, I do like some of the combinations she made.
facts about vikings
facts about vikings
NOVA - The Vikings
The Vikings have had a one-sided image for too long. Since their first violent raids in the late 8th century, Norsemen have been considered nothing more than brutal barbarians and marauding savages who thoughtlessly murdered and pillaged the defenseless. Revolutionary new research is about to change their uncivilized reputation. Travel the globe with NOVA for a riveting two-hour special that proves the Vikings were much more accomplished than their vicious stereotype suggests.
True, the Vikings were ruthless in their quest for riches and power. But recently unearthed facts about of the Viking legacy reveal they were canny merchants, expert shipbuilders, superb artisans, and bold colonizers of far-off lands. Watch as modern shipbuilders recreate their marvels of nautical engineering. Search for clues that prove Vikings landed in North America 500 years before Columbus. Rebuild ancient villages, retrace a Viking trading expedition through Russia, and see spectacular Scandinavian artifacts that help introduce a surprising new definition of the Vikings.

When most people think of the Vikings, they think of marauding hordes arriving in long ships, looting, pillaging, and mercilessly slaughtering anyone who dared stand in their way. Nova's look at the early Norse culture doesn't deny the Vikings their violent reputation, but at the same time examines the other roles they played in medieval history. The Vikings were excellent artisans, metalsmiths, and even engineers, with shipbuilding capabilities that far outstripped their contemporaries.
Historians and archaeologists have been able to trace the Vikings to Ireland, with plenty of evidence that Dublin was originally settled by the Norsemen. Much of early religious iconography from the British Isles even absorbed elements of the Vikings' pagan beliefs. Nova follows scientists as they research evidence that the Vikings were the first to land in North America (their stay was cut short by hostile natives), predating Columbus by several hundred years, and as they reconstruct an ancient village and trading outpost on the island of Labrador. In typically exhaustive Nova fashion, the second installment of the two-hour video retraces a Viking trade expedition through Russia and considers the theory that the Vikings may have actually been the first to settle the country. A Swedish research team even reconstructs a Viking-style trading ship and takes it on Russia's rivers, building a small trailer to portage the ship by hand when the river becomes too shallow to navigate. This fascinating look at medieval Norse life casts the Vikings in a different light, one that looks far beyond their barbaric reputation. --Jerry Renshaw