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Viking women played a real role in society, running estates while their husbands were away. Viking women were allowed to divorce their husbands if he mistreated them or their children. She was also allowed to divorce if he was not a good provider, lazy, or if he was rude to her family. In most cultures of the time, only the men could decide if they were to divorce or not. Viking women served as an important member of society. In some cases, women are noted as even having gone into battle.
A dramatization of a Viking Warrior. The Viking warriors were seafaring people. Though many think of warriors as being violent people who raided and killed any town they passed by, many vikings were farmers, explorers, sailors, and traders in search of a better place to live. Viking mens duty in their family was to bring home food and money. They were supposed to take care of their family. (By Pablo Galeano)
Þjóðveldisbærinn Stöng is a reconstructed viking-era farmstead in Iceland, located in the Þjórsárdalur valley near road 32 in Árnessýsla county. It is a historically accurate reconstruction of the three buildings, including a longhouse, which stood 7 km to the north at Stöng; the farm is believed to have been buried under volcanic ash in 1104 following the eruption of the volcano Hekla.The reconstruction was built in 1974 as a part of the national celebrations of the 1100th anniversary of the s…
Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. Built in the 13th century to hold back the Vikings, today Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most famous sites in Scotland. Most probably it was named after Bishop Donan who came to Scotland in the 6th century. It is situated on an island, surrounded by the amazing scenery of the Scottish highlands.