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The Viking's Ships ... These were Built During the Age of the Vikings ...

1. The Viking's Ships were Built by the Scandinavians 2. ... They were used both within Scandinavia and beyond. These ships were used for many purposes ranging from being the most important means of transportation to use in conducting 3. ... Trade and Warfare ... The Viking's expansion would not have been possible without the

Scandinavian ships 4. ... One of the most famous images connected with ViKings is 5. ... their ... Dragon-Headed Longships with Red-and White Striped Sails 6. ... These Sails Gave Their Ships Deadly Speeds that Carried Bloodthirsty Warriors to Their Destinations ... However, Viking ships came in many different forms, among which were their 7. ... Big Bellied Cargo Ships and, Speedy Longships ... These ships facilitated raiding and gave the Vikings an edge over their contemporaries. On many occasions Vikings carved 8. ... Dragon Heads ... That Became Entrenched in Popular Viking Culture 9. ... Records Paint a Patchy Picture ... This is because wooden ships are not strong enough to stand the test of time, and our current knowledge of Viking Age ships comes mostly from only a small handful of 10. ... Buried Viking Ships and 11. ... From time to time ... Viking Age Ships do Pop Up to Broaden Our Knowledge 12. ... In Scandinavia People cannot move very far without encountering ... Rivers, Lakes, Fjords,Various Straits, and Open Seas ... Fortunately, ancient depictions of ... Viking Ships ... were carved in stone and metal 13 ... These Carvings Date Back to 4000-2300 BCE and Connect with The Use of Wooden War Canoes in the Bronze Age 14 ... The addition of sailes is what converted VIKING ships Into ... The quick and deadly contraptions that became essential to their raiding strategies ... The earliest find we have of a plank-built vessel is the 19 meters long, 2-meter wide ... Hjortspring War Canoe Found in Southwest Denmark. ... This Dated Back to 350 BCE ... The Next Big Find is ... The Nydam Ships ... Here, three Viking ships were found preserved under water in Denmark. The largest of these three ships was approximately 23.5 meters long and 3.5 meter wide ... It Dated Back to C.350 CE ... These ships included oars instead of the earlier used paddles ... These early Viking ships also featured ... alappstrake technique in which ... 15 ... The Hull Planks Overlapped to Give the Ship More Strength ... Both of these features were carried into later Viking designs. Before the Viking Age most boats had their planks lashed together. Soon after, Iron rivets began being used by some pioneering shipbuilders as early as the ... 3rd century CE ... This Was a Discovery That Became Central to the Construction of Viking ships ... Today ... This Construction Technique is Known as Lapstraite Ship Construction ... It can be seen on older wooden boats that have been restored for historical value ...

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