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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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The Kensington Runestone – Alice Beck Kehoe

The Kensington Runestone: Approaching a Research Question Holistically By: Alice Beck Kehoe An excellent pedagogy for critical thinking! In 1898, a farmer in northwestern Minnesota unearthed a large stone engraved with what appeared to be Norse runes carved in 1362. Could medieval Scandinavians have penetrated deep into mainland North America over a century before Columbus discovered…

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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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Five Crowns

  Five Crowns Easy to learn Tons of replay value Great family game, kids can compete with adults It starts with 3 cards and 3’s are wild. The next hand has 4 cards and 4’s are wild, and so on You’ll need luck and skill throughout the game because even in the last hand a…

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Quiddler

  Quiddler Easy to learn Tons of replay value Great family game, kids can compete with adults The Play: 8 rounds per game, players draw and discard until someone forms their hand into words using two or more cards per word Once a player goes out, everyone else gets one last chance to draw and…

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