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Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga

  Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga  by William Fitzhugh This book is supported by Smithsonian Books and the National Museum of Natural History. Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga celebrates and explores the Viking saga from the combined perspective of history, archaeology, oral tradition, literature, and natural science.

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Oxford Illustrations. History of Vikings

Oxford Illustrations. History of Vikings by Peter Sawyer Were the Vikings, as contemporary description had it, a ‘valiant, wrathful, foreign, purely pagan people – or were they unusually successful merchants, extortionists, and pioneer explorers? This book, by leading international scholars, considers the latest research and presents a compelling picture of the Vikings and their age.…

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Kensington Runestone is Genuine

  The Kensington Runestone is Genuine by Robert A. Hall Jr. This book evaluates both sides of the arguments for and against the genuineness of the inscription on the well-known runestone discovered in Kensington, Minnesota in 1898.

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The Last Kings of Norse America

By Robert G. Johnson & Janey Westin “Epic in scope, insightful, imaginative, venturesome, and provocative – if this groundbreaking book about the Norse in America before Colombus does not cause a paradigm shift in your thinking, you need to check your pulse.” – Herbert R. Cederberg, PH.D., Emeritus Professor of History, University of Wisconsin.

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings By: John Hawood Viking marauders struck fear into the hearts of ninth-century European peasants, monks and nobles alike for two centuries, but the Vikings were more than seaborne terrorists. This atlas illustrates their influence extending from the Holy Land to Newfoundland, as explorers, settlers, craftsmen and hired mercenaries.

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Hnafatfl Viking Game

Hnefatafl Viking Game Made here at the Runestone Museum. Hnefatafl (pronounced “hen-fah-tofel”) is patterned after an ancient Viking game found in Norway. It is a board game very similar to our modern games of chess and checkers. Instructions are included.  

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Bindrune Charm and Chain

These reversible bindrune charms combine the individual magical meaning of 3 different runes to create an immensely powerful talisman. Each charm features a copper and brass “disc” on the front and back. The front depicts the bindrune – a combination of runes from which it draws power. The reverse side features an entire set of…

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“Snorri” Ship Mug

Click image to view larger These mugs display a beautiful water color image of our very own “Snorri Viking Ship” concurring the seas. A replica of the “Snorri” ship is featured in our Viking exploration exhibit. The Runestone Museum acquired the ship from the American Museum of Natural History in 2001. The back of the…

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Viking Ship Ornament

Limited edition Snorri Ornament! This disk-shaped ornament has a detailed water-color image of the Snorri ship on one side, with its vivid history on the other. A must have for your Christmas tree, or works great for gifts!

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