Scandinavian Viking Architecture: Longhouses, Boathouses, and Ritual Houses
Buildings such as longhouses and turf houses were quite common in the Viking Age. And in the modern times, some of these houses are still with us. Viking longhouses are so unique that we can easily distinguish them at the first sign
The Vikings Won the UNESCO Heritage Title for the Ancient Towns
The year of 2018 is so remarkable as two Viking ancient towns have won the UNESCO Title. They are the towns of Hedeby and Dannevirke.
Viking Yule: How the Vikings Celebrate their Christmas
We might know that the Vikings had festivals resembling Halloween. It is the Alfablot and the Disablot. The Vikings also celebrated a festival known as Yule. The Viking Yule celebration was similar to the modern Christmas. In fact, customs and traditions from modern Christmas stem from the Yule celebration of the Vikings.
Langhús or the longhouse was the common place for the Vikings to live. It was 5 to 7 meters wide (16 to 23 feet). A wealthy family could own a bigger longhouse ranging from 15 to 75 meters. There were many rooms inside and the Vikings divided them with walls or set of stones.