In this real-life war of kings, a military society was formed, where men and women all glorified war virtues such as courage, aggression, cunning, and strong.
On the Swedish island of Gotland, where archaeologists have found many intact tombs from this period, “most men are buried with weapons”, according to a note by John Ljungkvist, a Archaeologist at Uppsala University.
As this armed society slowly took shape, a new technology began to revolutionize seafaring in Scandinavia in the 7th century – the sail. Skilled carpenters began to build sleek boats, capable of using the wind, to carry warriors farther and faster than ever before.
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