Who are they
Lived from the 8th century to the 11th
Stole riches from Europe
Were skillful with weapons
Lived mostly in Europe
Also lived in Iceland
Table of Contents
Nobles, freemen, and slaves
What did there battles look like
Their boats were quite impressive back then. There boats were
completely made out of wood apart from their sails and of course,
the ropes. Not only did they have sails but they also rowed, so if
there was no wind they could still move forward. Usually, on the
railings of the boat there were shields, for decoration and so that
they could protect themselves from incoming arrows. Also, they
usually had a figure head at the front of the
ship, usually a dragon or snake. This was used
to scare the defenders
These boat were the best for raiding back
Then because it could dock on beaches
without breaking and because
of its light weight,
could easily be picked up by the crew
(can be 40 men) and beached on shore!
Surprisingly, these Vikings ate a lot of similar There food looked
food we eat today. There are food remains in the Similar to this
areas the Vikings had lived in, and in the buildings
scientists have discovered some vegetables in
there houses. They also found bread made
with flour that the Vikings had either stolen or grown.
Furthermore, archeologists also
found seeds of carrots and parsnips. Also, archeologists
found apple seeds and cores. These Vikings mostly ate
meat, such as beef and pork.
Nobles, freemen and slaves
Vikings had three classes, Nobles, freemen and
slaves. Nobles were the kings and his loyal
people. The freemen were just ordinary Vikings
that farmed, went to war, were craftsmen or
traders. Lastly, the slaves were the people from
other countries, kidnapped, and then put to
work in the villages. The owners of the slaves
were buried with there slaves. These slaves could
be freed if they were bought or asked by there
owner to leave.
The Vikings had enormous houses. They were quite
sturdy, with wooden walls and a tiled roof. Also these
houses were very long, about 30 meters long. What
makes these buildings special is probably the undercover
circling the building. It is
basically a roof attached to
the long houses side
supported by poles. These
houses were usually found
In villages, which were usually
Found in northern places
Such as Iceland.
What did there battles look like?
Most Viking battles looked
Similar to these images
These battles were usually
started because the Vikings
steal or to conquer land.
Most Vikings were farmers, as surprising as it might
seem. The reason for this is that the soil the Vikings
farmed on didn’t usually have nutrients in it. Also,
the weather was usually harsh with bitter winds
coming every minute. Most of the sheep and cattle
died of starvation or the cold. The cattle,
interestingly enough, showed if the man was rich or
not. The more cattle you had the richer you were.
The cattle was used for milk that was then used for
cheese. With the cheese, the Vikings made bread
with the wheat they had farmed.
The Vikings had a lot of different weapons. There most
basic weapon was the spear. It was just a wooden stick
with a pointed metal piece attached to it. Another
weapon was the sword and the shield. They were the
weapons a Viking king would have. The most basic
weapon was the battle axe. It was used to penetrate the
armor of the opponent. As inaccurate as they might
seem, the Vikings were also archers. They got metal for
the arrows from stealing.
The Vikings believed in many different Gods, like the
Greeks and the Romans. Like in the Greek gods, there
are three main Gods all men. The first was Odin, the god
of war and wisdom. He was believed to have
supernatural powers. The second was Thor. He was very
strong but not very intelligent. He went down to Earth a
lot to deal with human matters. Then there is Frey, who
is the god of fertility and is very generous.
Vikings used stones in many different ways. First
of all, they were used as grave stones to bury
their dead relatives . They were also used for
decoration in homes, but they were mostly used
for graves. Sometimes though, these stones were
used to tell stories of wars, great battles sieges,
and many other things. These stones were kind
of like paper, it was used a lot by vikings.
Overall, I think I did pretty well on
this project, with all work I put in.
One think I could do better on is
maybe putting more pictures on my
slides. Also, I could of made this
more interesting by adding specific
details. I did well on adding a
poster, though, not a lot of people
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