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Viking Heroes and Homes
Viking Heroes and Homes(10 Photos)
Explore images of viking heroes and the settlements they founded, from Leif Eriksson in Greenland to Ingolfur Arnarson in Iceland.
Viking Vessels and Artifacts
Viking Vessels and Artifacts(9 Photos)
View images of Viking longboats and artifacts, from the Oseberg ship in Norway to 11th century rune stones in Sweden.
Bet You Didn't Know: Vikings
Bet You Didn't Know: VikingsVideo Clip (2:31)
Video Clip (2:31)
There's a lot more to these seafaring warriors than their famous longships. Get the full story.
Who Were the Vikings?
Who Were the Vikings?Video Clip (2:35)
Video Clip (2:35)
1200 years ago the Vikings exploded out of the cold North Sea like beasts unleashed upon an unsuspecting world, but who were they really?
Life of a Viking
Life of a VikingVideo Clip (2:22)
Video Clip (2:22)
The Vikings are known as masters of the sea, but what was the viking life like before these warriors began their raids?
Celtic Burial Mound
Celtic Burial MoundVideo Clip (2:26)
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Don Wildman takes a closer look at a pre-historic structure hidden inside a mountain in Dowth, Ireland.
Vikings Fan Favorites
Vikings Fan FavoritesVideo Clip (3:27)
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Vikings Fan Favorites - Fans look back at their favorite moments from Season 1 of Vikings.
Harald HadradaVideo Clip (3:19)
Video Clip (3:19)
Harald Hadrada was a viking warrior who ascended to the throne of Norway in 1047 and eventually died on the battlefield while trying to conquer england.
Real VikingsVideo Clip (2:07)
Video Clip (2:07)
Scott seeks to separate truth from fiction in discussions with an expert concerning the many claims and stereotypes surrounding the Vikings.
Alfred the Great
Alfred the GreatVideo Clip (3:46)
Video Clip (3:46)
Find out how Alfred the Great defeated Viking invaders and united the Saxon people.
Thor and the Fall of Paganism
Thor and the Fall of PaganismVideo Clip (2:57)
Video Clip (2:57)
According to Norse myth and legend, a new Viking world was born after Thor's ultimate battle with evil.
Leif Eriksson vs. Christopher Columbus
Leif Eriksson vs. Christopher ColumbusVideo Clip (2:18)
Video Clip (2:18)
Did a Viking explorer travel from Greenland to modern day Canada in the 11th century, beating Christopher Columbus by nearly 400 years?
Did the Polynesians Discover America?
Did the Polynesians Discover America?Video Clip (3:16)
Video Clip (3:16)
Did the Polynesians use their mastery of ocean navigation to discover America before Columbus.
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