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The Vikings called them in the Nordic countries;
in Russia they were known as the Vikings ,
and in Western Europe — the Normans.
The word “Viking” translates from old Norse as “the man from the Vik fjord, Bay.
A fjord is a long, narrow Bay. Typically, these bays are in mountainous terrain.
In the VIII-XI centuries the Vikings
lived on the coast of Scandinavia
and the Baltic sea, where Norway,
Sweden and Denmark.
scarce, marginal land with hamlets, where
located one, but a big family.
Its walls were built of logs or,
covered with boards, or of twigs, covered
clay and covered with stones and turf.
Top for reliability propped up with timbers, and the top
for greater moisture resistance covered
with birch bark and covered with peat. The entrance to the only
common room was located always in the South.
Vikings were buried with those items,
which could be useful to them in the afterlife
It was weapons, food, beer, jewelry.
Sometimes rich people were buried together with
slaves, horses and dogs. Their tomb
were very large, because there was
easily accommodate all that they
took to another world.