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What do we really know about the people we call Vikings?

Explore the objects from the touring exhibition ”We call Them Vikings”, an exhibition which challenges our picture of the Viking Age. From April 2014 and for several years on it will be shown in a number of European museums before continuing to a world tour.

The exhibition deals with the period between 750 and 1100 CE in Scandinavia. The Viking Age story is told with the help of a large number of unique objects from the Swedish History Museum (Historiska museet) in Stockholm, objects that have rarely been shown outside Scandinavia.

Different themes in the exhibition provide insights into Viking domestic life, death rituals, the significance of their craft, the power of mythology and the symbolism of their ships. Common stereotypes are removed and the Vikings manifest themselves in a new, more nuanced and fascinating light.
The exhibition is a joint production between the Swedish History Museum and MuseumsPartner and studio-exhibit from Austria.

Confirmed Venues:
Museu Maritim de Barcelona, Spain
8 April - 28 September 2014

Gallo-Romeins Museum Tongeren, Belgium
25 October 2014 -15 March 2015

Schloss Schallaburg, Austria
27 March - 8 November 2015

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