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The Volga Trade Route

The Vikings may have trekked all the way to Iran in search of crucible steel.
Publish Date: Topic: Ancient WorldsAncient WorldsNova

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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