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The Gokstad Ship in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, a preserved Viking longship showing the clinker style hull made of overlapping planks built over a stem-to-stern oak keel invented by the Vikings, providing more stability and speed (up to 17 knots).

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HISTORY CORNER: The Vikings
January 10, 2021 1 a.m.

HISTORY CORNER: The Vikings

Sailing in open boats, dauntless Vikings explored, plundered and traded from Baghdad to Canada

Hollywood, video games, books and comics love to portray Vikings as vicious raiders and plunderers brandishing broadswords and axes, while thundering into battle wearing horned or winged helmets.