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What Vikings Really Looked Like

From ScienceNordic comes a nice piece on Viking-era Norse fashion and grooming. They debunk the following myths:

  1. Vikings were dirty and unkempt
  2. Vikings wore horned helmets
  3. Vikings looked like we do today (consider this one “half busted”)
  4. Vikings’ clothing style was admired around the world (honestly I hadn’t really heard that myth before)
  5. Vikings’ appearance was marked by battle wounds
All in all a pretty neat piece.

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