Here we thought we knew everything about Vikings! Did you know that in spite of their raiding and invading reputation, they were in fact very clean people; they bathed once a week – and yes that’s a lot for that time.
Vikings didn’t wear horned helmets but instead one like you can see in this photo. In spite of their pillaging reputation, most Viking men were not warriors but farmers! You can see the helmet we have here.
Now here’s a surprise… these Vikings were skiers! That’s right; the Scandinavians developed primitive skies nearly 6,000 years ago. It should be noted, though, that some scholars believe that ancient Russians may have developed them earlier. The Vikings utilised skiing as an efficient method of transportation.
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