The Vikings by Mark Fitzgerald 5th Class 2001
Vikings came from Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
They came to
Ireland in 795. Because their soil was getting poor and they had not
enough food. They came in Long ships. These
were made of wood. They also traded
with Celts and merchants. The
Danish Vikings went south to Germany, France, England, Spain and to parts on the
north-western Mediterranean coast. Swedish
Vikings went to Eastern Europe while the Norwegians sailed to Greenland and
Viking Long ships.
The Viking longships
were usually between 18m – 28m. The
larger ships could carry 50 warriors at a time.
The biggest longship was a staggering 37 metres long and 68 metres wide.
Thor: was the God of War and gave the name to Thursday
The Viking men wore an undershirt, a tunic, trousers and a winter cloak.
Every Viking woman wore the same long dress style.
Viking home was made from post and wattle. It had one room for cooking, eating and sleeping.
It had a wood-lined wall to keep out the cold.
Wattle woven from stakes
their traders took abroad were furs, hides, walrus ivory, sharp stones, amber,
whale bone, soapstone vessels, slaves.
This is a
picture of a Viking ship leaving its homeland for some new land to attack and
Viking man had two to three wives. At
least one of every child died because they had no medicine to treat diseases.
usually hoped for a boy to continue the name after the Father died.
The combs were usually made by the girls or the women. They were made from animal bones usually buffalo bones.
often combed their hair to get rid of lice