Month: December 2018

Did Vikings Celebrate Christmas?

Christmas is a traditional festival in Christian society, but the Catholic and Orthodox communities don’t celebrate Christmas on the same days. Due to the difference in calendars, most Catholic churches hold midnight masses in the wee hours of December 25th while the Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 7th.

who drank from the skulls of their enemies?

The fear of death is the original human worship. In many cultures, skull is undoubtedly the most representative element of death. Facing another person’s skull, anybody just cannot help thinking: am I looking at myself?

Who discovered North America first? Vikings, Columbus or Chinese?

This article mainly focuses on the question who discovered North America first. Was it really Columbus? Maybe Vikings? Or did Chinese do that earlier than Europeans? Since there were a large number of indigenous people living in North America, the discovery of North America was only a beginning of the communication between American civilization and …

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What happened to the vikings in greenland

Greenland is the largest island in the world, and also a small ice world with the culture and landscapes rare in other same-latitude regions. This time, the course of MS Fram is called “Viking heritage”, and the historical sites along the way will tell us the legends which took place here.

What navigation tools did the Vikings use in operating activities?

Over the centuries, Vikings were invincible on the Atlantic. With great courage, they sailed thousands of kilometers across the open ocean, established colonies in Iceland and Greenland. Yet curiously, they never used compasses. How did they make it to be smooth in their voyages? That is also what scientists felt confused about. As you know, …

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