The Vikings Begin
The Vikings Begin - a touring exhibition for the U.S.
Opened in May 2018 at Mystic Seaport Connecticut.
Next stop Nordic Museum, Seattle and The American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis.
Commissioned by Gustavianum, Uppsala.
'All men could become warriors, and everyone had weapons – also women. But battle was also an art and a cultural expression. Violence played a big part in the myths and sagas: to win glory in battle, to die fighting for honor. For the Northerners, it was more important to be remembered for how you died than how you lived.'
Neil Price, Professor of Archaeology, Uppsala University
Photo: Emma Hocker Gustavianium
Photo: Mystic Seaport
Photo: Frelin Form