How to recreate a Viking funeral – minus the human sacrifice

Carlos Roberto Galan-Diaz, Frances Wilkins, Shane McLeod

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Abstract

When most people think of Vikings, they think of the usual stuff: longships, raiding, fighting, loot, burial and paganism. Scholars are increasingly aware that the reality was more complicated, but no doubt the popular associations will remain – and are reinforced by the likes of last year’s Viking exhibition at the British Museum in London.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2015

Keywords

  • Scotland
  • Vikings
  • Customs
  • Funerals

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