The Vikings did not always set out with war in mind. Finds of large cargo ships and wealthy trading towns give a more nuanced picture of the period. It was a time in which trading in everything from slaves to silk and iron flourished. Finds of Arabic silv
Stenar Ales is a megalithic stone circle in southern Sweden. The monument is believed to be built in the sixth century on an earlier site, and is the oldest, most famous megalithic formation in Viking culture.