Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Vikings Coming!

Last year The British Museum recorded its most successful year ever, with a record 6.7m visitors flocking to see Pompeii, Ice Age Art and Japanese pornography (CLICK). Its next major exhibition is Vikings: Life and Legend, which opens on 6 March and runs until 22 June (CLICK). The centrepiece of this exhibition is the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-thingy-long Viking warship, the longest ever found. Swords, axes, coins, jewellery, hoards, amulets and religious images show how Vikings created an international network of trade and pillage connecting cultures over four continents. Shown is the Museum header, which puts a late 8th–early 9th century sword from Denmark against a seascape. Admission costs £16.50 for adults.


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