Killing time the Viking way!
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A new study uses archaeological evidence and carefully researched Viking sagas to describe how the men killed time when they were in mood for entertainment…

Life in the Viking Age was tough, but their lives were not without leisure. A new study by Leszek Gardela uses archaeological evidence and carefully researched Viking sagas to describe how the men killed time when they were in mood for entertainment.

Many of the physical games which entertained Vikings were violent and served as ways of demonstrating masculine qualities and according to written accounts, an ideal man had to be strong and skillful, with games playing a part in the training.


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