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Stirrup ca. 975 Though the Vikings are best known as seafaring warriors, through contact with Europe they grew even more adept as cavalrymen. This stirrup, decorated with a distinctive technique of iron inlay, is of a type found in England and may have been introduced in the renewed Viking attacks at the end of the tenth century.

Stirrup Date: Geography: Made in possibly southern England Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian Medium: Iron with copper alloy inlay Dimensions: Overall: 10 x 5 in. x 14 cm) Accession Number: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Viking bridle that datd 800-900 AD. Viking Ship Museum in Oslo Norway.

Viking bridle that datd AD. Viking Ship Museum in Oslo Norway.

1,245 gilla-markeringar, 24 kommentarer - Sophie Tarnow (@sveija_fenjadottir) på Instagram: "Here is a very first picture of Sveija. She can not wait to show you more of her world and life in…"

1,245 gilla-markeringar, 24 kommentarer - Sophie Tarnow (@sveija_fenjadottir) på Instagram: "Here is a very first picture of Sveija. She can not wait to show you more of her world and life in…"

Vikings on Icelandic horses

Viking Age started in Ribe, Denmark's and Scandinavia’s oldest town. Ribe is the best place to experience the Viking age. Here you can both see authentic Viking findings and experience the reconstructed Viking age.

Princesses were chattel, pimped out by their families to insure cooperation, wealth, or alliances.  Only a fool would want to be a princess.

Princesses were chattel, pimped out by their families to insure cooperation, wealth, or alliances. Only a fool would want to be a princess.