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Dragons of the North: The World of Viking Longships

February 11, 2018 2:00 pm

Penn Museum

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Enter the world of the Vikings at this free afternoon lecture at the Penn Museum. Viking ships are among the most remarkable artifacts in the entire realm of archaeological discovery, a dominant force in European history for three centuries between AD 800 and 1100. In recent years, ambitious projects in the field of experimental archaeology have involved the reconstruction and sea trials of many ancient Viking ships. Dr. John R. Hale, archaeologist and Director of Liberal Studies, University of Louisville, traces the ancestry of Viking ships back to sewn-plank canoes of the Scandinavian Bronze Age, and shows the links between these remarkable ships and the watercraft of the Pacific and central Africa. Program sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America Philadelphia Society.

Free.

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3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

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