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The Krogsta rune stone dates from the 6th Century, and is famous for its depiction of a human figure as well as being the only older futhark rune stone from Uppland still in situ. According to the Samnordisk Runtextdatabas, the inscription on the…

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Bonze-Age depictions of ships from Solbakk, Rogaland, Norway. For a higher resolution image, see http://www.unimus.no/foto/imageviewer.html#/?id=14105910&type=jpeg

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A pre-Viking razor fragment from theLate Bronze Age, period V. FromStrærup, Sogn.For a higher resolution image see http://samlinger.natmus.dk/DO/14023

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Description from http://www.sunfilm.is/playing-cards-nordic-gods.html

"Playing cards depicting the Norse pagan gods and characters from the myths as interpreted by Icelandic artist Nína Björk Bjarkadóttir. An explanatory booklet is included in…

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One of a pair of Faroese stamps released in 1989 and designed by Bárður Jákupsson, featuring a Viking Age toy boat found in Toftanes, Leirvík. Listed as Stamp #FO 176. For the original boat, see here.

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One of a pair of Faroese stamps released in 1989 and designed by Bárður Jákupsson, featuring a Viking Age toy horse found in at the Viking farm at Kvívík, Leirvík and now on display at The National Museum of the…

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The Krogsta rune stone dates from the 6th Century, and is famous for its depiction of a human figure as well as being the only older futhark rune stone from Uppland still in situ. According to the Samnordisk Runtextdatabas, the inscription on the…

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The Krogsta rune stone dates from the 6th Century, and is famous for its depiction of a human figure as well as being the only older futhark rune stone from Uppland still in situ. According to the Samnordisk Runtextdatabas, the inscription on the…

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This window in St Magnus Cathedral depicts Harald Hardrada (Haraldr Sigurðarson), King of Norway from 1046 until his death in the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. Orkney was under Norwegian rule during his reign.

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A virtual tour of The Rotunda at Dublin City Hall, allowing for close up viewing of the murals, including those with a Viking theme (Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf 1014 A.D / Irishmen oppose the Landing of the Viking Fleet, 841 A.D).

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'Egil Skallagrimson reiser nidstang'. A sculpture of the warrior-poet Egill Skallagrímsson (tenth-century hero of Egils saga) raising a nithing pole to his Norwegian enemies, by renowned Norwegian sculpture Gustav Vigeland. It is located in a park…

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Painting of Sigurd and the dragon Fafnir by German painter Hermann Hendrich, part of his series based on scenes from Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. Oil on canvass.

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One of four early Viking-Age picture stones from Stora Hammars in Gotland, featuring scenes of battle, and imagery interpreted as having a mythical or religious referent. Dated to c. 550 - 799AD.For a series of high res images, see…

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There are many ships depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry. They are Anglo-Saxon and Norman models, but they would have been of very similar construction to Scandinavian ships at this date, and we can learn a lot about the decoration of the ships from…

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A mural in Dublin City Hall entitled 'Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf 1014 A.D' by James Ward and students of the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art. Completed in 1919.

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A mural in Dublin City Hall entitled 'Irishmen oppose the Landing of the Viking Fleet, 841 A.D' by James Ward and students of the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art. Completed in 1919

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Viking Age coin with ship, stray find (no location). For a higher-resolution image see http://samlinger.natmus.dk/DO/8345

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Artwork by Youghal artist John O'Mahony, featuring a Viking with beard and horned helmet. Youghal was founded as a temporary settlement by the Vikings, but there is little tangible reminder of this Viking heritage.

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From Wikimedia Commons: Depiction of Birkebeiner skiers carrying Prince Haakon to safety during the winter of 1206 has become a national Norwegian icon. The prince grew up to be King Haakon IV whose reign marked the end of the period known as the…

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A plate brooch representing a prowed ship, from a Viking-Age grave inLillevang in Bornholm, Denmark.For a higher-resolution image see http://samlinger.natmus.dk/DO/2000
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