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Participants dressed as Vikings carry torches as they march in procession before burning their viking galley ship at the culmination of the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, on January 31, 2017. (Photo by Andy Buchanan/AFP Photo)

Participants dressed as Vikings carry torches as they march in procession before burning their viking galley ship at the culmination of the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, on January 31, 2017. (Photo by Andy Buchanan/AFP Photo)
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02 Feb 2017 05:12:00
A woman dressed as a Viking drinks local red wine during the annual Viking festival of Catoira in north-western Spain August 2, 2015. (Photo by Miguel Vidal/Reuters)

A woman dressed as a Viking drinks local red wine during the annual Viking festival of Catoira in north-western Spain August 2, 2015. The festival re-enacts past Viking raids in the area and is celebrated annually on the first Sunday in August. (Photo by Miguel Vidal/Reuters)
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03 Aug 2015 12:47:00
Members of the 2013 'Jarl Squad' take part in the annual Up Helly Aa festival which culminates in the burning of a Viking Galley in Lerwick, Shetland Islands on January 29, 2013. Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and has employed this theme in the festival since 1870. The event culminates with up to 1,000 'guizers' (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat. AFP PHOTO / ANDY BUCHANAN        (Photo credit should read Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of the 2013 “Jarl Squad” take part in the annual Up Helly Aa festival which culminates in the burning of a Viking Galley in Lerwick, Shetland Islands on January 29, 2013. Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and has employed this theme in the festival since 1870. The event culminates with up to 1,000 “guizers” (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat. (Photo by Andy Buchanan/AFP Photo)
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30 Jan 2013 09:29:00
Viking Ceremony Kicks Off Edinburgh Hogmanay Celebrations

Men dressed as Vikings lead the torchlight procession as it makes its way along Princess Street for the start of the New Year celebrations December 30, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thousands of people joined in the torchlight procession, which is followed by the burning of a Viking long ship, to mark the start of Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations. (Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)
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31 Dec 2011 11:10:00
An employee of the British Museum examines a silver coin dating from 900 AD which is part of the Silverdale Viking Hoard

An employee of the British Museum examines a silver coin dating from 900 AD which is part of the Silverdale Viking Hoard on December 14, 2011 in London, England. The hoard, which was discovered by local metal-detectorist Darren Webster in North Lancashire, comprises of 201 silver objects including arm-rings, coins, finger-rings, ingots, brooch fragments and fine wire braid. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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17 Dec 2011 12:01:00
Viking Artifacts Found At A Boat Burial Site Are Unveiled In Edinburgh

Dr. Hannah Cobb from The University of Manchester looks at a viking sword during a viewing at CFA Archaeology of artefacts discovered from the first fully intact Viking boat burial site on October 18, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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19 Oct 2011 10:54:00