The Viking Age was a period in European history (succeeding the Germanic Iron Age), especially Northern European and Scandinavian history, spanning the late 8th to late 11th centuries. Scandinavian (Norse) Vikings explored Europe by its oceans and rivers through trade and warfare. The Vikings also reached Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland, and Anatolia. Additionally, there is evidence to support the Vinland legend that Vikings reached farther west to the North American continent.
Drakkar vient du mot "dragon" en références aux figures de proue amovibles qui ornaient les bateaux afin d'effrayer les ennemis. D'où la métaphore figure de proue pour désigner quelqu'un que l'on met en avant.
Shipwreck found with Viking sun stone An oblong crystal found in the wreck of a 16th-century English warship is a sunstone, a near-mythical navigational aid said to have been used by Viking mariners, researchers said on Wednesday.
The Vikings : Documentary on the Life, Culture, and Legacy of Vikings. Very interesting; includes discussion of 7th century combs from the British Isles, made of reindeer horn-- evidence of very early Norse contact.