Thursday, July 16, 2015

Vikings: 400-1000 AD

Vikings were known to be fastidious and clean during an era when it was typical to bathe twice in one's life. Vikings carried combs wherever they traveled. They bathed every Saturday and carefully braided their beards. Women wore long braids. 
When the Vikings invaded the British Isles, English women were known to enjoy the cleanliness and grooming of the Vikings. 
Even Viking women carried flint daggers. 
Notice the lack of stereotypical horns on the Viking helmet above. Flint was naturally abundant in Scandinavia. Arrow tips as well as daggers were carved from the hard material. 

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