By Jacqueline Morley

Fact..The Vikings reached the US years earlier than Christopher Columbus.

Fact..The standard lifestyles expectancy of a Viking was once round 50 years. Being born was once the main harmful part.

So what used to be it like? Did they visit tuition? How did they retain hot? Did they pass on holiday? discover those proof and lots more and plenty extra in First proof concerning the Vikings.

Provides evidence approximately these hardy Scandinavians who flourished from 800 to 1100.

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A great chIef would be buI1ed In an enUre longshtp . V,KINGS who cremated their dead honored a gTeat chlefwllh a ship -burnIng. An Arab mer<:hanl wrote about one he saw On the RIver Volga In Russia In 922. The d ead chIef was embalmed and dressed In sUk clothes. His shIp was brought ashoTe. propped up on stakes and flrewood was piled underneath. ~,~o~ge~'~h~~~W<:

Such as food. weapons and tools. stl"ess. Facts about VIking Burtals: Two burtal shtps """I" 70 feet long have been found In Norway. The Oseberg shIp. built aboul 800. held a woman. her female servant. a wagon. cookIng equIpment and personal objects. The Gokstad shIp. of about 850. held a man. 12 horses. 6 dogs and 3 rowtng-boats. '1Y things suggest the Vikings believed death was a voyage to anothel" land. Graves were onen outlined by stones In the shape of a boat. Sometimes Teal boats wel"e used as coffins.

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