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The Viking ship model – Drakkar Longship

Viking Drakkar Longship
Viking Drakkar Longship

Vikings ships were rarely at the mercy of their enemies. Their ships were better than any others sailing in Europe at that time. They could navigate in water less than a metre deep. Drakkar Longships are often pictured with shields hanging from the gunwales. These shields were held in place by racks or ropes. The shields protected the warriors against arrows and spears during sea battles. The sails of all Viking sailing ships, were made of wool from sheep or linen from the flax plant . Making them was the responsibility of Viking women.

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