::: Links :::
Additional websites that may be helpful to persons with an interest in the Vikings,
and/or the period in which they lived:
MUSEUMS AND OTHER RESEARCH SOURCES:
The World of the Vikings (www.worldofthevikings.com)
The website for a comprehensive research CD created as a collaborative
project by the National Museum of Denmark, the York Archeological
Trust, and over fifty additional museums and research institutions
from across the Viking world. The CD contains educational programs
and thousands of photographs of Viking-era sites and artifacts.
Jorvik Viking Center (www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk)
The Jorvik Viking Center and York Archeological Trust in York,
Lejre Experimental Center (www.english.lejre-center.dk)
A Danish historical and archeological park, which includes living
history reconstructions from various periods of Danish history,
including the Viking era.
The Museum of Foteviken (www.foteviken.se/engelsk/index_e.htm)
A Swedish living history museum, which includes the Viking Reserve,
a recreation of a Viking town.
The Viking Ship Museum (http://www.khm.uio.no/vikingskipshuset/)
The museum in Oslo, Norway containing the Oseberg and Gokstad
ships, the two best-preserved surviving examples of Viking-era
ships. (Click on the English button to view the English version of the site.)
The Viking Ship Museum (www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk/default.asp?
English version of the website of the museum in Roskilde, Denmark
which contains the remains of five Viking-era ships, known as
the Skuldelev ships, which were scuttled in the Roskilde fjord
to form a protective barricade during the Viking period.
Denmark's Viking History (http://denmark.dk)
The Cultural Denmark section of Denmark's official website
contains information about Denmark's history during the
Viking era, as well as links to other sources.
The Viking Answer Lady (www.vikinganswerlady.com)
Excellent collection of scholarly articles about the Vikings.
SUPPLIERS OF REPLICA VIKING-ERA ARTIFACTS:
Urweg Nordic Tribal Jewelry
Beautiful, exquisitely crafted reproductions of Viking, Celtic,
and Anglo-Saxon jewelry and artifacts. Also the designers of the
Strongbow Saga collectible tokens.
The Jelling Dragon
A UK-based supplier of a wide range of authentic reproductions
for Viking enthusiasts and re-enactors, including jewelry, weapons,
costume items and other artifacts.
Northan Viking Age Jewelry
Crafter of fine reproductions of Viking jewelry and artifacts,
and a member of the Jomsvikings re-enactor organization.
VIKING RE-ENACTOR ORGANIZATIONS:
The Vikings (www.vikingsonline.org.uk)
The oldest Dark Age re-enactment society in the UK.
Largest international Viking re-enactor group.
From the few specimens of Viking bows that have survived, as well
as descriptions of the power and accuracy of bows used by the
Vikings, it is apparent that their preferred bow was a longbow
design virtually identical to the bows which centuries later led
England to military dominance during the Middle Ages. Classic
longbows are selfbows--i.e., shaped from a single piece of
wood--and although a variety of woods were used to make such
bows, then as now the finest longbows were made of yew.
Today, yew trees capable of producing wood staves of sufficient
size and quality for a high power, fine quality longbow are scarce,
and only a few bowyers produce authentic yew longbows.
Welchman Longbow Company (www.welchmanlongbows.com)
Gerald Welch produces what are without question some of the most
beautiful and finest shooting yew longbows in the world. A specially
commissioned Welchman longbow was the model for the bow used by
Halfdan in the Strongbow Saga.
Don Adams Archery (www.donadamsarchery.com)
Like Gerald Welch, Don Adams crafts traditional English style
longbows from yew harvested high in the Cascade mountains of Oregon,
and his bows are sought and prized by archers around the world.
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