The Vikings are coming… British Museum launches The BP Exhibition Vikings: life and legend

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In March 2014 the British Museum will open the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery with a major exhibition on the Vikings, supported by BP. The exhibition has been developed with the National Museum of Denmark and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin) and focuses on the core period of the Viking Age from the late 8th century to the early 11th century.

I, of course, paid this exhibition a visit myself!

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At the centre of the exhibition will be the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long Viking warship, the longest ever found and never seen before in the UK. Due to its scale and fragility it would not have been possible to display this ship at the British Museum without the new facilities of the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery.

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Recently excavated skeletons from a mass grave of executed Vikings near Weymouth in Dorset, will provide a close-up encounter with ‘real’ Vikings and illustrate what happened when things went wrong for Viking warriors on British soil.

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And of course Thor had to turn up and spoil my big day! The oaf has no care for what I want, nor was he interested in viewing the exhibits.IMG-20140309-WA0003 IMG-20140309-WA0005 IMG-20140309-WA0007

 

I did enjoy the exhibition. It has also reminded me that I must start adding to my toenail collection again.

Source: The British Museum

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