Most people think that the Vikings just was raping and battling, and that tehy did not communicate. Ellen Næss at the Norwegian Viking Ship Museum tells us that the Vikings actually spoke arabic. Quote "Well, they did at lot of raping and battling, that is ok (or not) if you are stronger than the people you visit. If you are going to a place where people are stronger than you, you have to be able to communicate. The Vikings mastered speaking Arabic". WOW.