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A Taste of Norse Culture

*listed in order as shown above

This double-edged iron sword was found in Denmark’s Tisso Lake. (Carsten Snejbjerg)

Gold jewelry found in Hiddensee, Germany. (The National Museum of Denmark)

A sculpted brass lion on this 11th-century gilded copper weather vane, found in Norway, guided Viking sailors from its likely perch on the bow of a ship. (Carsten Snejbjerg)

This silver carving may feature Odin, a Norse god, or another figure from Norse mythology. (Ole Malling / Roskilde Museum)

Swords at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen bolster the Vikings’ image as warriors. (Carsten Snejbjerg)

Swords at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen bolster the Vikings’ image as warriors. (The National Museum of Denmark)

The world’s largest-known Viking ship, the Roskilde 6 (above, on exhibit in Copenhagen), is some 120 feet long from stem to stern. (Carsten Snejbjerg)

This silver-inlaid ax head was one of several artifacts found in a Scandinavian burial chamber. (Carsten Snejbjerg)

At an annual festival in Gudvangen, Norway, modern marauders don Viking-era clothing and weapons. Above, re-enactors tackle the martial art of glima. (Thomas Haugersveen / Agence VU / Aurora Photos)