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1 The Vikings

2 How did the Vikings travel so far from their homelands? Source: bbc.co.uk/schools

3 The Viking longboat

4 Dragon ship Two men per oar Tall mast Square sail Shields provided protection

5 Fearsome figureheads Figureheads, often fierce animals, were used to frighten enemies They were on both the front and back of the longboat

6 Constructing the longboat Sturdy yet flexible from 28 to 70 metres Overlapped oak boards with animal fur to keep it waterproof Planks called ‘ribs’ inside to give strength

7 Images Slide 2 www.bbc.co.uk/schools Slide 3 www.internet-at-work.com/hos_mcgrane/viking/eg_viking_11.html Slide 4 www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/v_drakkar.htm Slide 5 www.loreandsaga.free-online.co.uk/html/ships.html Slide 6 www.loreandsaga.free-online.co.uk/html/ships.html


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