18.02.2016 0 °C
Mums understanding of the Vikings is that they put the dead on a ship, then they pushed it onto the sea then they shoot the ship with flaming arrows, but at the viking museum they said that they put them on the ship then buried the ship with the Vikings still on it. Then mum said "maybe I watch too much TV". Different ships had more intricate patterns and figure heads according to the rank. For example a chief would have a different boat to a warrior. Tools, treasures, horses, equipment and slaves would be buried with them. When a Viking died their slave/slaves would be killed to serve them in the after life.