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What Vikings really looked like
ScienceNordic ^ | 7-29-2012 | Irene Berg Sørensen

Posted on 08/05/2012 6:28:12 AM PDT by Renfield

There’s no shortage of myths about the appearance of our notorious Viking ancestors.

To find out more about these myths, ScienceNordic’s Danish partner site, videnskab.dk, asked its Facebook readers to list their favourite myths about what the Vikings looked like.

We have picked out five myths from the resulting debate and asked researchers to help us confirm or bust these myths.

Armed with this information, our graphic designer then took a shot at drawing some examples of our infamous forefathers, which you can see in our picture gallery...

(Excerpt) Read more at sciencenordic.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; scandinavia; vikings

1 posted on 08/05/2012 6:28:17 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 08/05/2012 6:28:50 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

I’ve seen enough Vikings to know what they look like and how they acted...not going to fool me.


3 posted on 08/05/2012 6:34:53 AM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: Renfield

Kirk Douglas


4 posted on 08/05/2012 6:36:20 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Renfield

Who cares.


5 posted on 08/05/2012 6:39:46 AM PDT by Riptides
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To: Renfield

Dark Hair and striking beauty!

6 posted on 08/05/2012 6:41:00 AM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: Renfield
A few years ago I was diagnosed with Dupuytren's disease. It's not a big deal - "an inherited connective tissue disorder which involves the palmar fascia of the hand."
When I researched it I discovered that - "Tradition has it that the disease originated with the Vikings, who spread it throughout Northern Europe and beyond as they traveled and intermarried."
So, along with being Irish I guess I have a little Viking in me too. Cool.
7 posted on 08/05/2012 6:41:38 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: cibco

Viking Ping!


8 posted on 08/05/2012 6:42:11 AM PDT by defconw (RIP ANDREW!)
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To: Renfield
Crap. He looks like a metrosexual.


9 posted on 08/05/2012 6:43:46 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Renfield
Got an ancient Viking right here


10 posted on 08/05/2012 6:44:10 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

I was wondering how many posts were going to go by before Tarkenton was posted.. Nice job!


11 posted on 08/05/2012 6:47:10 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: oh8eleven

and where do you think those red-headed Irish came from?

Skol!

You should check out the DNA project


12 posted on 08/05/2012 6:56:10 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Renfield

Doesn’t look like much of a techno dancer to me.


13 posted on 08/05/2012 6:57:16 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Renfield
You mean this isnt even close?!


14 posted on 08/05/2012 6:58:00 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Tennessee Nana

Lee Majors in this disaster.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7kf-nV_E5Y


15 posted on 08/05/2012 7:02:41 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Renfield

The article mentions a picture gallery. Anybody know how to access it?


16 posted on 08/05/2012 7:08:09 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Renfield
And this is what a Bear looks like :P


17 posted on 08/05/2012 7:11:44 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: Renfield
~In the Irish annals, Danish and Norwegian Vikings are described as ‘dark-skinned’ and ‘beautiful blondes’ respectively – the contemporary Irish ‘dubgaill’ and ‘finngaill’. According to Peter Pentz of the Danish National Museum, there is an ongoing debate within scientific circles about the exact meaning of these words. ~

Friggin' Irish. Compared to the typical mic, everybody is a swarthy latino. If you even shine a halogen flashlight on us we burst into flames.

18 posted on 08/05/2012 7:22:18 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Just left-click on the little gray camera that says, “open gallery”.


19 posted on 08/05/2012 7:23:43 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Sirius Lee
Friggin' Irish. Compared to the typical mic, everybody is a swarthy latino. If you even shine a halogen flashlight on us we burst into flames.

Vampires, then, are you?

20 posted on 08/05/2012 7:25:25 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

I love to read articles like this one. Thanks for posting.


21 posted on 08/05/2012 7:41:37 AM PDT by Student0165
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To: Renfield

Looks like the women have outgrown any masculine appearance.

22 posted on 08/05/2012 7:45:27 AM PDT by bgill
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To: silverleaf
where do you think those red-headed Irish came from? ... You should check out the DNA project
In fact, I have two cousins (out of ten) who have red hair.
I've been a member of Family Tree DNA for almost 5 years, including three projects, all Irish.
Did you have a specific project in mind?
23 posted on 08/05/2012 8:01:26 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: bgill

Yes...I have to admit I was surprised to read that. I spent several weeks in Denmark in 1981, back when I was a college student, and very attractive women were everywhere (and they sunbathed topless in the parks in Copenhagen!)


24 posted on 08/05/2012 8:13:50 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: oh8eleven

something like this?

http://www.dnaancestryproject.com/ydna_intro_howto.php

I figured when the Olympic squads from Norway Sweden and Denmark walked the stadium last week, we kinda knew what Vikings looked like

The Vikings took some of the best-looking woman slaves from Saxony and the British isles back with them- which may have diluted the genes of those heavy jawed masculine looking Viking females described in the article!

Strange but I saw a show this week where Asian DNA (all of Asia, China, India, Russia, Kazakhstan) was sampled and 1 of every 200 men tested traced back to a single probably Mongol ancestor, Ghengis Khan

Wonder if the Vikings had an equivalent super sperm spreader?


25 posted on 08/05/2012 8:21:28 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Renfield; rdb3

26 posted on 08/05/2012 8:28:37 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Renfield

Care Attempter = FAIL


27 posted on 08/05/2012 8:30:23 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Renfield

I can’t find that little gray camera.


28 posted on 08/05/2012 8:49:55 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Renfield
Evidently, they had a bit of (gulp) "sashay" in their demeanor...


(just kidding, folks..!)

29 posted on 08/05/2012 9:00:33 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (will do graphics for food...)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Don’t worry, you aren’t missing anything interesting.


30 posted on 08/05/2012 9:22:06 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield; MuttTheHoople; erod

31 posted on 08/05/2012 9:37:52 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Sirius Lee
Compared to the typical mic, everybody is a swarthy latino. If you even shine a halogen flashlight on us we burst into flames.
LOL! I always warn that I'm thin skinned too.
32 posted on 08/05/2012 9:44:29 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: silverleaf
I figured when the Olympic squads from Norway Sweden and Denmark walked the stadium last week ...
I surfed onto the USA vs New Zealand field hockey game yesterday and as they switched from one NZ babe to another,
I swore it was the same one over and over.


Your ancestry link is to another DNA service, which offers the same/similar testing that FTDNA does. Can't afford to join them all :)
Within FTDNA I also belong to three projects 1) my Ireland yDNA; 2) Irish Families and also a surname project.
33 posted on 08/05/2012 9:59:28 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Renfield

The English language is an amalgamation of the peoples who came from or fought over parts of the British Isles, beginning with ancient Celts, to the Romans, to the Germanic Angles and then the Germanic Saxons, and then the Norse, and lastly the Normans (Franco-Norse).

Parts of each remain in the modern English language.

Among the words that remain that have a distinct Norse origin, the majority are found to be of the farm and flora and fauna - not war and battle and victory and defeat.

No surprise - the “victors” always write the history and shape popular conceptions of it.


34 posted on 08/05/2012 10:13:18 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield.

I make one little mention of how slow I was on GGG last week, and wow, thanks for the response!

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


35 posted on 08/05/2012 10:20:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Renfield

Click on my name to see someone who has the DNA of a Viking.


36 posted on 08/05/2012 10:33:09 AM PDT by blam
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To: martin_fierro

LOL


37 posted on 08/05/2012 11:09:46 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: oh8eleven

I played Field Hockey in my NZ high school...

I was a goalie...

Hockey One, Hockey Two, Hockey Three, smash the other goalie in the shins and take off with the ball while shes rubbing her leg...

LOL

My mother had played and she taught me a few little tricks

:)


38 posted on 08/05/2012 11:35:27 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Renfield
Looks like Hillary...


39 posted on 08/05/2012 11:42:35 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

LOL! Franny was the best.


40 posted on 08/05/2012 11:45:40 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Renfield; SunkenCiv

Just look for clues in their current population.

The men looked like Max von Sydow but with muscles.


41 posted on 08/05/2012 12:55:45 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: wildbill

:’)


42 posted on 08/05/2012 1:49:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: martin_fierro

more like a Viking-eater.

43 posted on 08/05/2012 3:21:59 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: silverleaf

When we were watching the Olympics parade of the athletes, my husband and I both remarked about how good looking the Scandinavians are. Poles and Lithuanians are, too.


44 posted on 08/05/2012 4:16:45 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Renfield

I like the one about Muslims bathing 5 times a day, once before each prayers session.

Yeah. Right. In the desert where water is like gold. Right. Let’s pour a bath five times a day. Maybe if you are the King or one of the princes. For the rest of the population, not gonna happen.


45 posted on 08/06/2012 1:18:42 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Go to the link, and look at the upper right corner of the first picture at the top. There is a grayed-out camera that says, “Open gallery.”


46 posted on 08/06/2012 8:36:11 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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