By: Vincent V.
The Vikings came from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.
These three countries are commonly known as Scandinavia.
Vikings were known as raiders, Norsemen, and/or traders.
The Vikings invaded parts of Europe and Asia.
Men raided mostly in the summer.
The women were expected to do all the chores.
The most important part of the Viking home was the middle
of the longhouse.
The Vikings also played a lot of games.
Vikingmen were a fierce group of people.
They were filled with strength and bravery.
The men were violent and dedicated to the Vikings.
Viking Long Ships
Short History of the Viking Ships
The two major ships the The Knarr and Drakkar
Vikings used during raids were were able to be rowed
the Knarr and the Drakkar. frontward or backwards.
The sail and mast on the Knarr
couldn’t be removed.
Facts About the Knarr
The Knarr was about 15 feet wide and 48 meters long.
The Knarr was used to carry cargo long distances.
It took a lot of crew members to steer the ship.
The ship had spaces under the deck at the bow and the
The average size of the Drakkar was 28 meters.
The Drakkar was a very sturdy ship.
The Drakkar was a warship built for raids.
The Drakkar carried about 20-30 crew members.
The Gods were believed to control
Thor was believed to be the
Thor was the the most popular
Vikings believed that Thor’s
hammer guarded them.
Hoards are jewels, gemstones,
jewelry, gold coins,silver
coins, and precious
Hoards were a display of
One of the most valuable
items found in hoards were
Rune stones were usually large surfaced boulders.
Runes were used for every day writing such as labeling.
Runes were carved into stone or wood using a knife or chisel.
Runes were used to write and communicate..
The fabrics Vikings The type of clothes
used in the past were Vikings wore
linen and wool. depended on three
Viking men and
women dressed more 1. Where they lived,
for purpose and 2 . Their importance,
comfort than fashion. 3. How rich or poor
Vikings Had a Hard and Short Life
Childhood as a Viking
The children had to The kids did not have
help out around the school.
Children had very
little fun at all.
At ten years of age
considered to be
How They Died
They would dress the
The Chiefs and person with his best
sometimes warriors clothing.
would be burned in a Poor people were
ship.The ship was usually just buried in
usually a war ship. some sort of
They would sacrifice cemetery.
one peacock , one dog, A queen’s funeral was
and two horses, and mostly like a chief’s
sometimes dead funeral but wold be
master’s slave girl. buried in a tomb.