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Vikings ruled the North Atlantic for centuries without compasses

Vikings ruled the North Atlantic for centuries without compasses


And your, MAGIC CRYSTALS? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Centuries ago, Vikings ruled the North Atlantic without compasses.

Viking seafarers may have navigated with legendary crystals

Vikings probably used “sunstones” to navigate storms like this one. Illustration by Louis S. Glanzman, National Geographic

Ancient Vikings Used Crystals to Navigate in a Surprisingly Legitimate Way

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(Bigger and more unsinkable ships have met similar ends in the North Atlantic.

Viking sailors making the long voyage across the Atlantic between Europe and America. Painting by

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Long before the magnetic compass found its way from China to Europe, the Vikings sailed the North Atlantic, populating Iceland and, from the end of the ...

Vikings Could Have Used 'Sunstones' to Navigate the North Atlantic

The "Lofotr" viking ship and the smaller "femkeiping". Both recosntructions based on excavations from the Gokstad find. Credit: Geir Are Johansen/Wikipedia

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Drakkar recovered in the Roskilde fjord (Denmark). Credit: Casiopeia

Viking ruins, Jarslhof, Shetland, Scotland

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Ragnar used a crystal to navigate to Kattegat in Season 1 of "Vikings,"

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Deriving true compass directions with a Viking sun-compass, a... | Download Scientific Diagram

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Viking reenactors on a ship in open water with seabirds flying nearby. Ireland. Credit: Fiona Donaldson / © Maramedia

A reconstruction of a Viking, juxtaposing a jawbone, helmet and weapons on display at the Vikings: Life and Legend exhibition at the British Museum in ...

<strong>Viking sailors</strong> ruled the Atlantic for 300 years

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The Oseberg Ship at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo.

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... known settlement by Norsemen in North America but there is findings there which show they went much further south, like Walnut shells and grape seeds.

It's also less then a week by sail from the Hudson and Manhattan where trade between Europeans and natives is documented already in the early 16th century.

Pendant of silver, Viking age, Sweden.

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A sundial near Canterbury, UK. Image credits: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier.

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Vikings knew a lot about the ocean, specifically the northern Atlantic. Vikings were the first people to discover the North American continent, ...

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Viking reenactor gazing out to sea at the coast. Scotland. Credit: Fiona Donaldson / © Maramedia

Pendant of silver, Viking age, Sweden.

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La clave de la exitosas incursiones vikingas estaba en sus barcos. Crédito: Peter Hardy

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To determine the position of the sun on a cloudy day, Viking navigators may have rotated a sunstone to match up the double-reflection.

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Viking travelRoutes of travel and settlements by the Vikings from the 9th century to the 11th century. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

"Norse America:During the ninth century Nordic seafarers left their native Scandinavia

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VikingCompass - Solar Ancestor Solar Ancestor Ancient Vikings routinely crossed the North Atlantic without a magnetic compass and left their mark on lands ...

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3, 2018 , 7:01 PM For centuries, Viking seafarers ruled the North Atlantic, braving open seas peppered with icebergs to travel thousands of kilometers to ...

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Jörmungandr, also known as the World Serpent, is a serpent in Norse mythology destined

Hope you don't have to pee during this Viking invasion.read the caption for more info! (image from "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga" By William W. Fitzhugh ...

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A calcite crystal found on an Elizabethan ship believed to have helped the Vikings navigate the

Statue in Catoira, Galicia, commemorating the Viking invasions

The picture to the left shows a sketch of the side view and hull section, and a photo of a 9th century ship that was recovered early in the 20th ...

But its …not a giant? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The ocean is teeming with diverse life, especially at hot vents on ...

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Anglo-Saxon-Viking coin weight, used for trading bullion and hacksilver: Material is lead and weighs around 36 g (1.3 oz).

Viking voyages in the North Atlantic

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Viking navigation hypothesis under foggy and cloudy skies requires more light

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The Viking ships sailing to Greenland

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How the Vikings became the world's first climate change profiteers

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Satellite Technology Suggests New Viking Site in Canada

Viking reenactors ready to through a fishing net. Scotland. Credit: Justin Purefoy / © Maramedia

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A millennium ago, Viking navigators may have used crystals known as “sunstones” to navigate between Norway and Greenland. Sarah Crespi talks with Online ...

In Viking times the magical Sun Stone showed sailors road when the sun went down.

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Vikings. Summer in the Greenland coast circa year 1000.

The fortified Viking Age town of Aros

Viking Ship. Photo (cc) Simon Bishop.

Greenland's Arctic wilderness offers some of the most spectacular and unspoilt scenery anywhere on earth.

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