25 Crazy Things That The World Forgot About The Vikings

Although by this point you probably know that the Vikings didn’t actually wear horned helmets, there are a lot of things you may not have realized about these Scandinavian raiders. These are 25 crazy things that the world forgot about the Vikings.

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This ingenious method allowed them to take fire with them on their journeys

This ingenious method allowed them to take fire with them on their journeysSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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The greatest honor for a Viking was to be buried on board a boat

The greatest honor for a Viking was to be buried on board a boatSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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They believed that the boat would take them to the afterlife and so they were usually buried like the pharaohs - surrounded with weapons and valuable goods

They believed that the boat would take them to the afterlife and so they were usually buried like the pharaohs - surrounded with weapons and valuable goodsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Sometimes prominent Vikings would be buried with sacrificed slaves

Sometimes prominent Vikings would be buried with sacrificed slavesSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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Enslaving people was a big thing for them. They would quite often capture as many slaves as they could while they were pillaging Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and Slavic villages

Enslaving people was a big thing for them. They would quite often capture as many slaves as they could while they were pillaging Anlo-Saxon, Celtic, and Slavic villagesSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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