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Viking Ships

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The Viking Ships Museum resembles a cruciform church, with each wing containing a ship.

March 19, 2015.  “What’s the best thing to see in Oslo?,” is the question I’m often asked by friends and family preparing for a visit.  I know I’m a history geek, but I always recommend the Viking Ships Museum.  Seriously, where else in the world can you go to feast your eyes on three incredibly intact Viking vessels?  We all know about these Scandinavian raiders who pillaged most of Europe and were the first Europeans to touch foot on North American soil.  (It’s now pretty much a proven fact — Columbus was late to the party.)  So it’s a real goose-bump experience to see the vehicles that made it all possible. Continue reading Viking Ships