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When we hears the term Viking an immediate image of bloodthirsty men with long beards and horned helmets is conjured up in our minds.
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When we hears the term Viking an immediate image of bloodthirsty men with long beards and horned helmets is conjured up in our minds. This is the image the historical sources have given us, and it is partly true. Vikings were merciless when raiding, but they were peaceful when they traded. Their navigational technology was exceptional, and the ones who settled in foreign lands contributed greatly to the lands' culture. The Vikings are famous for their violent ways when they pillaged and plundered villages of Northern Europe. Their dramatic exploits commenced during 800 ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ 1050 A.D, The first...
over the land over the years but not the Vikings'. The only traces of Viking culture we can find are n the graves of the "original" Vikings.

Their victims' records of the events may have exaggerated details of the Vikings' pillaging, but there is no doubt some truth in the records. The Vikings were cruel in their pillaging, no doubt, but no more than any other nations. We must bear in mind that they contributed their naval technology to the countries they overtook. So, in general, the Vikings were as decent a race of people as any other was.

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