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S40 Ep6: The Volga Trade Route

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The Vikings didn’t invent crucible steel, so where did it come from? Many experts believe that the Volga trade route supplied Vikings with prized crucible steel from the Middle East, where people were more practiced in the art of forging it.

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Secrets of the Viking Sword

Secrets of the Viking Sword

A modern-day swordsmith reverse engineers the ultimate weapon of the Middle Ages—a sword both prized and fe...

Secrets of Viking Ships

Secrets of Viking Ships

How did longships and other vessels help the Norsemen navigate distant waters so successfully?

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Treasures of the Earth: Metals

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