How to create a Viking funeral - minus the human sacrifice

Frances Wilkins, Carlos Galán-Díaz, Shane McLeod

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When most people think of Vikings, they think of the usual stuff: longships, raiding, fighting, loot, burial and paganism. Scholars are increasingly aware that the reality was more complicated, but no doubt the popular associations will remain – and are reinforced by the likes of last year’s Viking exhibition at the British Museum in London. Yet one aspect of Viking culture that gets little attention is funeral rites.
Original languageEnglish
Typeonline article
Media of outputinternet
PublisherThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2015


  • Viking Age
  • Viking History
  • Burial
  • Funeral
  • Scotland UK
  • Public engagement
  • primary schools


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