Category: viking

Viking vs Dervish: Similarities of Weapons

Separated by 1000 years and thousands of miles, at first sight there isn’t much to compare between the Beja warriors of the Sudan and the warriors of early-medieval Scandinavia known as vikings. But there are some similarities in the weapons they used. 

Medieval Cross Pendant, amulets and icons , XI – XVI century.

Viking knife with Fafnir dragon handle, circa 900 AD.

from Pax Romana Auctions

Viking Silver Pendant

“Odin and the crows”, XI с.

The Oseberg ship (Osebergskipet) seen at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway, constructed c. CE 800.

Amulet-pendant, XI century. Vikings, Ancient Rus.

Medieval Cross Pendant, amulets and icon, XI – XIII cc.

Medieval Cross Pendant, amulets and icon, XI – XIII cc.

Old Russian women’s jewelry, XI – XII century.

Old Russian women’s jewelry, XI – XII century.