And in Viking News, The Vikings traded with the arab world

Arab ring found in Viking hoard

More than a century after its discovery in a ninth century woman’s grave, an engraved ring has revealed evidence of close contacts between Viking Age Scandinavians and the Islamic world.

Man, that’s a long way to sail in a longboat. Down the coast of Europe, across the Mediterranean and back….Reminds me of Michael Crichton’s Eaters of the Dead, where an Arab journeys with the Vikings…or Stephen Lawhead’s Byzantium, where an Irish monk turned Viking goes to the Mediterranean.

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