This site has three activities related to different aspects of the Viking Age, which you can do in any order.
Scroll, click the position dots on the right or use your keyboard up & down arrows to move around the site.
On each page you will see three icons in the top right hand corner. They will help you and give you more information.
Notice the first icon shows the god Odin riding his eight-legged horse Sleipnir. Odin was chief of the Norse gods and the god of wisdom.
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The Vikings gave their ships names like Long Serpent, Raven of the Wind or Snake of the Sea.
Sails were square and made of wool or linen. Some sails were cross-hatched, others were striped. When completed, sails were coated with animal fats and oils to protect them from the weather.
Often the front of the ship was decorated with a carving of an animal head – perhaps a dragon or a snake.
Evidence suggests that the ships were painted.
Have a look at Hurstwic.org to find out all about life in the Viking Age
Experience the Vikings’ voyages of discovery to North America at the Smithsonian Museum.
Play the game of Viking Quest. Can you build a ship, cross the seas, loot a monastery and return home to claim your prize?