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Vikings Thrive at Norsk Hostfest

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There are many things that symbolize the Scandinavian and Nordic culture.  One of the most iconic representations of this culture, is the Viking.

 The Norsemen were a sea-faring group best known for raiding, trading and exploring wide areas in Europe, Asia and islands in the North Atlantic.  Most people view the group as warriors and raiders, but Vikings were also skilled artists and craftsmen and have impacted today's society in many ways, "Legal concepts, the English word law is a Viking word.  The English adopted it.  Trial by Jury was a Viking idea, so you can see this important place Vikings playing in our cultural history," stated Lars Walker, a participant at the Viking World display at the Norsk Hostfest.  It's an area dedicated to teaching people about the customs, culture and skills of the Nordic people known as the Vikings.

 "People are really starting to get a really keen in the Viking Age.  They want to know what really happened, what was really going on, and the truth is that far more happened, and it was far more interesting than anything you'll see that ever comes out of Hollywood," said Kelsey Patton, a Viking Age history buff and participant of Viking World.

 If you'd like to learn more about Vikings and the Viking Culture, head to Coppenhagen Hall at the 2013 Norsk Hostfest.

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