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What is the Viking Age?

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The Lewis Chess Pieces
The Lewis Chess Pieces

Quite possibly the most famous chess pieces in the world, the Lewis Chess Pieces were discovered on the Isle of Lewis, off the coast of northwest Scotland, around 1831.

Urnes Stave Church
Urnes Stave Church

The wooden church of Urnes (the stavkirke) stands in the natural setting of Sogn og Fjordane

Art of the Viking Age
Art of the Viking Age

Think you know the Vikings? Did you know they developed 6 main art styles, and they travelled to Byzantium, the Abbasid Caliphate, China, Russia and Eastern Europe, Northern Africa, Greenland, and North America?

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