Vikings! Exhibiting Viking ambition

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I am writing this guest post neither as an art historian, nor as a Viking scholar, but as a descendant of the Vikings. Last weekend, I was lucky to catch the Viking exhibition at the National Museum in Copenhagen, the largest exhibition on the Vikings in 20 years. It’s a travelling exhibition which has run since June, and will close in Copenhagen on 17 November before it moves on to the collaborating institutions in England and Germany. At the British Museum in London  (6 March – 22 June 2014) and the Museum of Prehistory and Early History in Berlin, the content of the exhibition will change slightly, but the focal point will – needless to say – remain the same.

Copenhagen Viking Exhibition flyer

The exhibition is centered around the discovery of the largest Viking ship in the world, Ægir (also called Roskilde 6), a 37-meter long warrior ship from around…

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