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  • Collection: Ribe Viking Center (Ribe VikingeCenter)

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Bronze and silver jewellery based on Viking-Age designs are produced using traditional methods and sold at the Viking Market in the Ribe VikingCenter, Denmark. Silver (rather than gold) was the main precious metal traded throughout the Viking World.…

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A re-enactor in traditional Viking attire, manning the archery range in Ribe VikingCenter. His clothing includes a tunic and hood, trousers,puttees and leather shoes. There is more information on dress at the Nationalmuseet website.For more…

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A chalk mural decorating the interior of one of the larger reconstructed townhouses in Ribe VikingCenter (the Thing-Hall)and telling the history of the Vikings in Ribe. It was produced using authentic materials and techniques by artist Trine Theut in…

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Children of volunteer re-enactors at Ribe VikingCenter engaged in traditional games. Many items interpreted as toys and games have been recovered from Viking sites. For more information on some of these reconstructed games, see the Hurstwic webpage…

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Ever wondered what a Viking-Age toilet looked like? Well, this is a reconstruction of a rather lavish outdoor privy in the reconstruction of townhouses from c. 825 at the Ribe VikingCenter.For more information about the Center, see item #1007 and the…

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The reconstruction of a wharf at Ribe VikingCenter, including a boat constructed in collaboration with the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum. The wharf is part of the Market Place, an authentic reconstruction of a site from the eighth century. The unusual…

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Boat-builder using traditional techniques and tools to reconstruct a small clinker-built boat at the wharf area of the Ribe VikingCenter. Ships were vital for local trade and transport as well as for raiding activities and exhibitions further…

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A tapestry decorating the interior of one of the reconstructed townhouses in Ribe VikingCenter. It was produced using authentic materials and techniques.For more information about the Center, see item #1007 and information about the weaver on the…

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Ribe VikingCenter has reconstructed eight town-houses from the year 825 AD, inhabited by re-enactors and craftspeople, including the carpenter and shoe-maker. They are based on buildings excavated in Ribe town. This photo shows the interior of one of…

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Ribe VikingCenter has reconstructed eight town-houses from the year 825 AD, inhabited by re-enactors and craftspeople, including the carpenter and shoe-maker. They are based on buildings excavated in Ribe town.For more information about the Center,…

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Bronze casting is one of several traditional crafts carried out at the Viking Marketplace in Ribe VikingCenter, where visitors can interact with the craftspeople at work. For more information about the Center, see item#1007and the section on Bronze…

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Wood was the primary building material throughout Scandinavia, and woodworking was a vital craft in rural areas, and probably a more specialised trade in towns such as this reconstructed area of the Ribe VikingCenter.For more information about the…

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Silversmith at the Viking Market at Ribe VikingCenter. Silver jewellery based on Viking-Age designs are produced using traditional methods and sold at the Viking Market in the Ribe VikingCenter. Silver (rather than gold) was used as the main currency…

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Glass bead-making is one of the traditional Viking-Age crafts carried out at the Viking Marketplace in the Ribe Viking-Center. Colourful beads have been found throughout the Viking World, and were an important luxury item.For more information about…

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Blacksmithing was a vital trade in the Viking Age, producing everything from the tools for working the land, to the clinch-nails of Viking ships and expensive swords and mail. The blacksmith may also have been a revered figure, and associated with…

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Reconstructed garden from the ninth century, tended by volunteers at the Ribe VikingCenter. Plants are grown in a traditional manner, and only varieties known to the Vikings are grown - including beans, leeks, garlic and herbs. For more information…

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Reconstruction of a Níðstang outside the vǫlva's dwelling in Ribe VikingCenter. The Níðstang was a deeply insulting public act of scorn, and is represented in the sagas as a carved pole covered with a horse's head. The scorn of…

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This is an interpretative reconstruction of vǫlva (or seeresse's) dwelling at Ribe VikingCenter. This building is inhabited by a re-enactor who holds pagan (or Ásatrú) beliefs, to add to the authenticity of the setting ant the rituals…

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A reconstruction of a long-house from 980 AD at Ribe VikingCenter, part of the 'Great Farm' area of the Center. According to the Ribe VikingCenter, itfollows the Trelleborg-Fyrkat model, and is built of 160 solid oak trunks with a roof made of 5000…

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Representation of the Norns (Urðr, Verðandi and Skuld)at the entrance to the Ribe VikingCentre, where visitors can learn about the Viking Past through reconstruction, re-enactment and living history. For more information, see item #1007 and…
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