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viking longship photo by uwe kils gfdl self from Oslo Viking Ship Museum

This is not only one of the most beautiful structures created by humans, a most stunning expressions of Norse art and craftsmanship, but these structures, built by the thousands, carried the Norse to Byzanz in the East and across the North Atlantic to America in the West, and Africa in the South, from A.D. 800 - 1100 - they were so fast that the cruise from Norway to Iceland took only 3 days. Woman had a strong role in building and operating these ships, like Freydis, daughter of Erik the Red, conducting an expedition to New Foundland. Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote in her foreword of the book "The Vikings" that these ships were the "internet of the old ages", spanning fast communication half across the globe.

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