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The Smithsonian Institution's Vikings Exhibit
Discover Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga, the National Museum of Natural History's new exhibit commemorating the 1,000-year anniversary of Leif Eriksson's arrival in North America. See also the reference for the companion volume under Books.
The World of the Vikings
Find information on every aspect of life in the Viking Age, from longships to literature. The site also includes an international listing of museums showcasing Viking artifacts.
Explore this vast database created by Viking researchers who have worked together to make Viking Heritage the most complete collection of Viking information available online.
Nordic Underwater Archeology
Dive into the fascinating world of underwater archeology. Learn how the discoveries of underwater archeologists are helping us to understand more about Viking ships and the people who built them.
Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga
Edited by William W. Fitzhugh and Elisabeth I. Ward.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000.
Co-edited by Bill Fitzhugh, who is featured in Who Were the Vikings?, this copiously illustrated volume presents papers documenting the latest research on the Viking period. Companion book to the new Vikings exhibit at the Smithsonian.
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings
Edited by Peter Sawyer.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Scholars drawing on the latest archeological findings have contributed to this authoritative account of the Vikings and their age.
The Vikings in History
By F. Donald Logan.
London: Routledge, 1998.
In this comprehensive, map-rich book, Logan, a professor of history at Emmanuel College in Boston, offers a forcible reassessment of the Viking era, based on his investigation of literary, historical, and archeological evidence.
Chronicles of the Vikings: Records, Memorials and Myths
By R. I. Page.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995.
Who better to describe the Vikings than the Vikings themselves and those who observed them? This volume includes translations of runic inscriptions, skaldic poems, eyewitness reports, and more.
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