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These excellent shipbuilders and sailors traveled great distances on the seas and rivers.
viking, watercraft, battleship, explorer, Scandinavian, conquest, raid, oarsman, sailing boat, Middle Ages
Typical settlements of the Norsemen were not only established in Scandinavia, they appeared on distant areas as well.
Viking leaders were elected from tribe members by the right of blood or an act of bravery.
A wooden church built in the 12th–13th centuries, the best preserved of Norway´s stave churches.
Ancient Greeks became the ‘carters of the sea’ thanks to their advanced sailing ships.
A bireme is a type of ancient warship, with a characteristic pointed bow and two decks of oars, used by many armies.
A sailing vessel with characteristic lugsails used for both military and trade purposes.
Several ingenious instruments have been invented over the centuries to help in navigating the seas.
Polynesians traveled huge distances with their specially designed boats.
The warship having several rows of oars was the typical warship of the Hellenistic era.
This early medieval burial site is one of the archaeological treasures of Anglo-Saxon culture.
English sailing ships were among the best ships in the 17th-19th centuries.
Schooners, first built in the Netherlands in the 17th century, were mainly used as merchant ships.
Christopher Columbus' three-masted carrack, the Santa Maria was the flagship of his first, landmark voyage.
The largest type of Arab sailboat, most commonly used as trading vessels in the Persian Gulf.