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The 78-foot long Gokstad Viking ship was discovered buried on a farm near Oslo in 1880, apparently a funerary ship, with remains of a middle-aged man in the hull, surrounded by remains of two peacocks, two goshawks, eight dogs and 12 horses (photo c.1880).

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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.